Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons clowns around during Briggs' Corn Shucking Jig / Camptown Hornpipe. He and Hubby Jenkins both play the bones during this number, duelling-banjo style, while Rhiannon Giddens does the hard work on a minstrel banjo whose design – like the songs – dates back to the mid-1800's.

Bones are pretty much what they sound like, as far as a description goes; as for the actual sound, it's something of a cross between spoons and castanets. They're the rhythm section for most of the Drop's songs, and go way back to minstrel shows and jug bands for their popularity.

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