Monday, February 1, 2010


Washboard Music. Yeah, no ukes here. I have liked the washboard since I played a little when I was up in Alaska. The guy was great and he came from Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. These videos show the GENIUS of CREATIVITY that comes from the world of percussion.

Washboard Leo Thomas

Washboard Music Festival video from 2009 in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

And the ever popular ELECTRIC washboard...


  1. Have to confess I've never given much
    thought to subtlety vs boldness in washboarding.
    But, I guess...

    Now, Louisiana - My own favorite Louisiana band is the Lafayette, LA based Red Stick Ramblers.
    Give their video -

    The Red Stick Ramblers - Made In The Shade
    from: sugarhillrecords

    a view. No washboards (or ukes), but a foot-tapping good time. The song appears on the 2-CD set, Pickathon X, Pickathon being the annual indie-roots music festival in Oregon. A number of good videos can be found by searching on Pickathon. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  2. Oh, I missed the North Mississippi Allstars, playing at the Rio last week.

    Oh well...they come down to Central Cal pretty often.