Rush and the Pepper

Recording Date: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An Illinois tune. I don't have my copy of Dear Old Illinois with me at the moment so I cannot give further info on it. I've learned it from a combination of Clifford Harrison, Sean Barth, and Cathy Moore. It is on the Indian Delta Creek Boys Vol 1, and has the following information in the liner notes:RUSH AND THE PEPPER; (Key of D): Jesse James Abbott of rural Toledo said that he learned this hornpipe as a young boy in Missouri. J.J. turned 82 in the Fall of 1975.You can find tablature for this tune in Dan Levenson's book of "Festival Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo" and on Cathy Moore's site, banjo meets world.

Banjo Style: 
GoldTone WL-250 banjo