Saw Notes

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“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.

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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.