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A traditional tune, this is one of the few tunes I play in a style like the source I hear - the wonderful Roscoe Holcomb. I didn't say I play like Roscoe Holcomb, because nobody else can.



Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird
And she warbles as she flies
She never hollers coocoo
Till the Fourth Day of July

Gonna build me a log cabin
On a mountain so high
So I can see Willie
As he goes riding by

Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Diamonds
I know you of old
You robbed my poor pockets
Of silver and gold

Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird
Don’t I wish she was mine
She’d never be wanting
She’d always be kind.
Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird
Don’t I wish she was mine
She’d never drink water
She’d always drink wine


from Jump the Fire, released May 6, 2016
Evie Ladin lead vocal, banjo
Keith Terry vocal, cajón, spoons
Erik Pearson vocal, guitar


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Evie Ladin Oakland, California

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance - have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The Evie Ladin Band is an expansive stringband, with Keith Terry - bass and percussion, and Erik Pearson - guitar. Body-slappin neo-trad urban folk. ... more


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