Banjo tabs

From 2002 to 2006 I wrote a regular column for Banjo Newsletter called “Jimmy Martin Banjo,” which explored the playing of many of the great banjo pickers who have been part of Jimmy Martin’s band, the Sunny Mountain Boys. All of the articles are available as back issues from Banjo Newsletter. Each column included a tablature with comments, and many have an accompanying MP3 of the tablature available on the magazine’s website. Here’s an alphabetical list of those columns.

Song title Issue date Banjo player
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone May 2006 J.D. Crowe
Arab Bounce September 2002 Chris Warner
Big Country May 2003 J.D. Crowe
Bluesy backup licks September 2003 Several
Chattanooga Dog March 2006 Alan Munde
Crow on the Banjo July 2003 J.D. Crowe
Doin’ My Time September 2005 Chris Warner
Fly Me to Frisco September 2004 Kenny Ingram
Freeborn Man December 2002 Chris Warner
Hit Parade of Love July 2002 Porky Hutchins
Home Run Man June 2004 J.D. Crowe
I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When February 2004 Mike Miller
I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes January 2005 J.D. Crowe
Jimmy Brown the Newsboy March 2005 J.D. Crowe
John Henry January 2006 J.D. Crowe
Little Maggie (two versions) December 2003 J.D. Crowe, Bill Emerson
Milwaukee Here I Come August 2002 Chris Warner
Prayer Bell of Heaven February 2002 Bill Emerson
Red Rooster June 2002 J.D. Crowe
Rock Hearts June 2003 J.D. Crowe
Rose of Old Kentucky January 2003 J.D. Crowe
Run Boy Run May 2005 Bill Emerson
Sophronie April 2002 J.D. Crowe
Sunny Side of the Mountain January 2002 Mike Miller
Sweet Dixie July 2005 Bill Emerson
Tennessee March 2002 Bill Emerson
The Last Song February 2003 Bill Emerson
Theme Time November 2004 Bill Emerson
There Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone August 2006 Paul Craft
Truck Driving Man April 2004 Mike Miller
We’ll Meet Again Sweetheart April 2003 J.D. Crowe
Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On? November 2003 J.D. Crowe