Abby was inspired by the two-finger, clawhammer
style and explained the instrument's early status thus: "There was a time in the late 1880s when the banjo was considered a parlour instrument.
Roberts who then lived near Haw River, NC, apparently learned to play the banjo from his uncle who raised him and he also plays in the clawhammer
For the growing army of banjo players--many of whom, despite countless gags to the contrary, can and do read--this is essential and enlightening reading, and will perhaps encourage a few more two-finger pickers to counteract the unrepresentative dominance of clawhammer
players in the old-time revival scene.
Unless you're a crack fiend or play clawhammer
banjo, there's no need for your nails to be that long.
He then kept her prisoner in his home overnight, sexually abusing her, battering her with a clawhammer
and throttling her.
on the five-string banjo in a style called clawhammer
. (I don't
Later we see him play the instrument with the "clawhammer
" attack that is familiar to any aficionado of Appalachian old-time music.
Pc Karl Bluestone used a clawhammer
to bludgeon to death his wife Jill Bluestone, and two of his three children, Chandler, 18 months and three-year-old Henry in August 2001.
Better than a clonk over the head with a clawhammer
for getting those frisky small-fry to drop off to sleep.
The story of the show sees the gang investigating a ghostly burglary at Clawhammer
He is in Hollywood shooting a monster movie at the old Clawhammer
In their music, clawhammer
banjo lies down with Caribbean rhythms, and traditional ballads stand alongside contemporary social comment.