Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gutbucket Musician

Mystic, CT  2017

During the recent outdoor art fair in Mystic, CT a folk music band entertained the passer-by's with some traditional folk music.  The band consisted of a guitarist, a banjo player, a singer,  and this fellow who played the "gutbucket" also known as a washtub bass.  He plucks the chord attached to the stick causing a note which resonates in the washtub below.  He's able to control the pitch of the note by pulling and pushing on the stick thereby increasing or decreasing the tension on the string.  

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen anything like this in years! We would call it a washtub bass here in the South, I think. Lucky you!