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Russ Carson's Jack Of Diamonds (81Crowe)

Hey gang, check out this low, slow and sweet version of Jack Of Diamonds from Russ Carson.

I had Bruce Molsky & Mike Cleveland’s version of this tune stuck in my head all weekend, so I decided to figure out how to make it really work on the banjo. So this is what I came up with and I feel that it’s a good balance between oldtime and bluegrass. Whether you call this tune “Jack Of Diamonds” or “The Drunkard’s Hiccups”, I hope you enjoy my version of it. All the best and keep rollin, RC.

Since I know everyone is going to ask, I think the tuning is eAEAC#, which I think is Open C tuned down to A.