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Duck River

Key of D. Two parts. Very similar to the tune called Dubuque.

Duck River Links
  • Written out in tab on Old-time Fiddle with two sample tracks.
  • Old recording of John Morgan Salyer [DLA] and [PSU]. Jump to the mp3 here.
  • A good old time jam with annoying overhead fan [utoob].
  • A great bluegrass video shot in the shed [utoob]. The band is Chester River Runoff.
  • This fiddler plays some interesting ideas [utoob].
  • Matt Brown's instructional CD [clip on cdbaby]
  • Sugar Pie [utoob] on the porch.
  • Mary Jane and Michelle twin fiddles [utoob].
Not to be confused with...
  • Dubuque (similar tune)
  • Muddy Road to Kansas (similar tune)
  • Nancy Dawson (similar tune) in the Kentucky fiddlers book [google books].
  • Muddy Road to Ducktown [DLA]
  • Twenty Three Miles to Ducktown [DLA]
  • Farewell Ducktown [utoob]
  • The Big Mule is a crooked version of Duck River, says J dot Brady.
Dubuque links...
  • Dan Levinson (fiddle), John Walkenbach (banjo) [utoob]
  • Solo fiddle training video by Wayne Cantwell [utoob]
  • Good version, poor video, of Short Mountain String Band live [utoob]
Brittany Haas on 5-string fiddle with Darol Anger Republic of Strings. The medley includes with Dry & Dusty (slow) then Duck River (fast) at 2:27.