“Darling Nelly Gray” and Dwight Hawkins

Here is the talented multi-instrumentalist Dwight Hawkins from Raleigh, North Carolina with the Piedmont Highballers. This is a marvelous performance of a great old song. As you watch Dwight play, you see he bows his saw and uses the bow for percussion, almost like a washboard. He knows a lot about jug band music and you can see this in his playing. In addition to being a fine musician, he helps teach school children about music. If you find yourself in Raleigh, look for him busking on the street or playing in local music festivals.


Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.