Archive for July 2011

Interview with Pat Conte Part 1

Thursday, July 7th, 2011
[Pat Conte plays banjo at the Jalopy Theater, photo E. Smith]

There’s a great new interview/radio broadcast out with record collector and musician Pat Conte, as interviewed by  John Heneghan for his excellent internet radio show, “John’s Old Time Radio Show.” Conte talks about his years of record collecting and plays treasures from his collection.  Great interview, great show!

CLICK HERE to listen to the show

I should also note that Pat Conte is an amazing musician on banjo, fiddle and guitar.  He has a new album out, it’s great!

The first album released by Jalopy Records in an edition of 500 red vinyl copies with liner notes insert. 

“The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music proudly presents Pat Conte in the release of ‘American Songs with Fiddle and Banjo,’ the debut album of the brand new label, Jalopy Records. Pat Conte, a longtime musician and collector of world folk music (producer of The Secret Museum of Mankind series on Yazoo Records) has put together fourteen tunes, specifically arranged for the fiddle and banjo. The record spans old-time, primitive blues and archaic songs to celebrate the harmonious and traditional pairing of these instruments in American music. … Conte has performed with dozens of bands, most notably The Otis Brothers, Major Contay and the Canebrake Rattlers and The Empire State String Ticklers.” – Jalopy

You can download it on CDbaby:

Or better yet buy it direct from Jalopy on an awesome 33rpm red vinyl record:
CLICK HERE to go the Jalopy Records online store.