Who but yours truly would be fool enough to conceive it, let alone attempt it? Thanks to the folks at the U.S. Consulate, St. Petersburg who caught this clip of my banjo-centric arrangement of the classic Russian rock song “Eto Vsyo” (“That’s All”), written by the “godfather of Russian rock-n-roll”, Yuri Shevchuk, leader of the Russian rock group “DDT”.
Shot during my sound check at the 2011 Russia America Bluegrass Jamboree, Vologda Russia, this is just a short clip of the song. I could wish they had caught the performance that evening, because the Vologda audience received the tune wonderfully despite my bad accent in Russian. But I’m glad they shared it all the same.
Here is the full audio of the song hosted on the Banjo Hangout:
"The banjo tone is really exceptionally good, and the whole thing works great musically."
– Peter Wernick, www.drbanjo.com