American banjo player (born August 16, 1939), best known for the theme from the movie Deliverance. He also plays guitar, dobro and fiddle. Various, Marshall Brickman, Tom Paley, Art Rosenbaum, Eric Weissberg - Folk Banjo Styles (LP, Album, RE). Elektra, Elektra. Dick Weissman - Billy Faier - Eric Weissberg - Five-String Banjo Jamboree: A Treasury Of Banjo Music (LP, Album, Mono).
Dick Weissman, Billy Faier, Eric Weissberg. Dick Weissman, Billy Faier, Eric Weissberg - Banjos, Banjos, And More Banjos! (LP, Album). Modern Banjo, Mountain Style (LP, Album). Kicking Mule Records.
Billy Cheatwood - Cripple Creek 02:32. Billy Faier - Goodman Coonhound 01:25. David Lindley - Clinch Mountain Backstop 01:36. Dick Rosmini - Red Apple Juice 01:40. Billy Cheatwood - Hundreds of Miles 02:08. Jim Helms - Movin' Down the Line 01:36. Art Podell - Hindu Stomp 01:07. Art Podell - Hindu Stomp 01:05. Mason Williams - Whistle While You Work 02:05. Dick Weissman - Trail Ridge Road 01:56. Erik Darling - Banjo Tune 01:44. Dick Rosmini, Jim Helms - Greenback Dollar 01:46. Jim McGuinn - Rumblin' On 02:27. Dick Rosmini - Fast and Loose 01:50. Mike Seeger - Goin' Down There 02:25. Eric Weissberg, Eric Weissberg, Marshall Brickman, Marshall Brickman - Earle's Breakdown 01:56. Billy Faier - Green Corn 01:44. Mason Williams - Banjo Hello 02:27.
Billy Faier (December 21, 1930 – January 29, 2016) was an American banjo player and folk music evangelist. He, along with Pete Seeger, was one of the early exponents of the banjo during the mid-20th-century American folk music revival. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he moved with his family to Woodstock, New York in 1945, and later lived in Marathon, Texas
Dick Weissman - Billy Faier - Eric Weissberg - Buck Dancer's Choice (Faier, bj, Weissberg, g) @ youtube (side A) - Little Birdie (Weissman, bj) - Glory, Glory (Weissberg, bj, Rosmini, g, voc) - Old Joe Clark (Faier, bj) - Chilly Winds (Weissman and Weissberg, bj, voc) - East Tennessee Blues and Shout Lulu (Weissman, bj, Rosmini, g) - Pigtown Fling (Faier, bj) - Cape Cod Blues (Weissman, bj) - Hard, Ain't I. notes by John Greenway Washington WLP-704 (US 1961) "Five String Banjo Jamboree - A Treasury Of Banjo Music" 'Folk music of the World' series (Riverside label subsidiary).
Eric Weissberg (born August 16, 1939) is an American singer, banjo player, and t, best known for playing solo in "Dueling Banjos," featured as the theme of the film Deliverance (1972) and released as a single that reached number 2 in the United States and Canada in 1973. A member of the folk group, the Tarriers, for years, Weissberg later developed a career as a session musician.
In 1964, Billy’s album The Beast of Billy Faier was released. It included the song Folksinger’s Heaven. 8. Odetta Felious, Dick Weissman, me, and Logan English. In July of 1957 I returned to California to be with Barbara and our son. I met BARRY OLIVIER who was the Bay Area's best promoter of folk music events. Unlike most music promoters, Barry had integrity up the wazoo, was completely honest, and always kept his word. In 1959 he produced the first Berkeley Folk Festival at the University of California. I was not a star of the Festival but Barry, who loved my music, went out of his way to help me shine. His father had played the five string banjo and he always wanted to get a five string into one of his shows to honor his father. It was a great job. I was only in one scene, the second, and was through by nine o'clock.
Weissberg was taken on as a string-bass player, but the group soon made use of his multi-instrumental talents as banjo player, fiddler, guitarist, mandolin player, and singer. He started performing with the Tarriers while still a student at Juilliard. His first album with The Tarriers, Tell The World About This (1960), has a much rougher feel than the smoothly produced sound of The Weavers or The Kingston Trio. In 1964 he had one-year's service with the National Guard, which he had earlier joined. Continuing to play folk festivals, Weissberg is nearly as well known in that venue for his dobro guitar as for his bluegrass banjo playing. He has also recorded with jazz musicians Herbie Mann and Bob James. In 1998, he joined Richard Thompson and dozens of other folk musicians on Nanci Griffith's album, Other Voices Too.
This pleasant collection of 18 bluegrass melodies plucked, picked, and claw hammered on the banjo features performances by a star-studded cast of musicians. The melodies on this collection range from tunes like "Cripple Creek" or Dick Weissman's spirited rendition of "Old Joe Clark" to lesser-known tunes like the evocative "Saturday Night Banjo. Other than the occasional appearance of a fiddle or harmonica, the majority of this album is dedicated to banjo solos or duets only.