Clinch Mountain Backstep
Clinch Mountain Backstep played by Ralph Stanley. Ralph Stanley played it in A on Pete Seeger's black & white TV show. If YouTube takes it down, try this.
Key of A (sometimes played in G). Two parts. Crooked: second part has a backstep measure! This tune was written by Dr. Ralph Stanley. The melody has older origins (see Sandy Boys).
- Teenager pickup band at the guitar store [Utoob] (skip to 0:48) (key of G)
- The requisite video of little kids playing it better than any of us. This is the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys [utoob]
- A pretty nice, slow, live version with rotating leads. This is the Boxcar Boys [utoob]
- Simple version is written in A in the attached PDF from BBU by Ira Gitlin.
- Fancy clawhammer banjo [utoob] on stage.