Local Music
10:32 am
Thu October 31, 2013

LHI Live: Joel Mabus conjures up 'Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations'

As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, Joel Mabus joins Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda Studio to play tunes and songs and chat about his most recent recording project, Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations.

Joel Mabus
Credit joelmabus.com

Mabus, who has recorded over 20 albums in his 35 year career as a guitarist, banjoist, singer, and songwriter, tells Cara that the latest project got a boost with the acquisition of a new Bart Reiter banjo with an unusually dark tone. Filled with a variety of clawhammer-style tunes, both original (like Pepper's Ghost) and traditional, Joel also sings songs which tell stories of ghosts and visitations.