One of the tunes in the long list of songs that I have downloaded from David Grismans Acoustic Oasis is John Stenson’s #2 played by the Aaron O’Rourke Trio.
Today I have listened to videos with this tune. I was lucky to find the following video with the Aaron O’Rourke Trio – played on mountain dulcimer, mandolin and bass:
John Stenson’s #2
Aaron O’Rourke Trio with Mickey Abraham and Mike Snelling
Killer mountain dulcimer, mandolin, & bass.
Progressive acoustic old time.
This tune is often played on a Appalachian (or mountain) dulcimer, but also on the hammered dulcimer as in the following video:
John Stenson’s #2 and Hangman’s Reel – Rockford, MI Concert
Rick Thum does a couple of his favorite tunes at the concert in Rockford, MI, November 2009. Ken Kaiser backed him up on guitar.
I have compiled the following playlist with many more videos of this tune, played on different instruments, solo or with a band, with mandolin and dulcimer, clawhammer banjo, or with fiddle and Irish bouzouki:
Playlist John Stensons
You can find versions of John Stenson’s #2 on the following pages:
Flatpicking Workshop: http://www.flatpick.com/lessons/january2009.html
The Session: http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/1817
Homepage Aaron O’Rourke – Mountain Dulcimer: http://www.aaronorourke.com/
Acoustic Oasis – daily free download of on song: http://acousticoasis.com/welcome.html