It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Pete Steele

The outlines of Pete Steele's life are sketchy, at best. A Kentucky banjo player, he is know to have spent nearly 20 years working in the Harlan County coal mines. Somewhere along the line he developed a unique two- and three-finger picking style on the banjo, as illustrated by the field recordings he did for Alan and Elizabeth Lomax in the 1930s, shortly before he moved to Hamilton, OH, where he began to make his living as a carpenter. He recorded an album called Banjo Tunes & Songs for Folkways Records in 1958. A large influence on the banjo style of Pete Seeger, Steele is perhaps best remembered for two pieces, "Coal Creek March" and "Last Payday at Coal Creek," that he reportedly learned from an older player named Andy Whitaker, who in turn, so the story goes, learned them in the Tennessee coal fields in the 1890s. ~ Steve Leggett
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Banjo Tunes And Songs

1. Poor Ellen Smith

2. Little Birdie

3. Train A-Pullin' The Crooked Hill

4. Galilee

5. The Unclouded Days

6. Shady Grove

7. The Song Of Hard Times

8. Goin' Round This World, Baby Mine

9. East Virginia

10. The Cuckoo

11. The War Is A-Ragin' For Johnny

12. Coal Creek March

13. Last Payday At Coal Creek

14. Ida Red

15. Pretty Polly

16. The Scoldin' Wife

17. House Carpenter

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Harlan County!

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[120, 85, 76, 90, 109, 65, 103, 112, 72, 113, 78, 114, 110, 93, 115, 86, 69, 100, 102, 106, 122, 114, 93, 96, 109, 114, 119, 99, 122, 79, 111, 119, 64, 69, 122, 83, 117, 78, 66, 68, 125, 71, 75, 111, 82, 86, 105, 107, 127, 84, 96, 97, 106, 124, 107, 78, 109, 110, 84, 119, 100, 109, 114, 119, 114, 103, 109, 74, 95, 117, 95, 109, 95, 118, 69, 94, 116, 91, 75, 65, 101, 85, 124, 71, 77, 76, 116, 95, 92, 77, 115, 101, 88, 81, 71, 97, 101, 106, 90, 76, 82, 126, 64, 66, 82, 120, 106, 95, 120, 87, 78, 99, 110, 109, 78, 124, 65, 113, 101, 84, 124, 89, 77, 88, 113, 111, 68, 98, 106, 76, 112, 103, 116, 86, 72, 113, 85, 107, 77, 94, 106, 88, 127, 102, 77, 64, 65, 94, 71, 89, 102, 94, 82, 65, 94, 90, 83, 67, 113, 126, 123, 89, 127, 68, 106, 117, 112, 76, 106, 78, 68, 86, 71, 68, 80, 110, 83, 89, 76, 76, 77, 76, 68, 66, 78, 94, 65, 111, 90, 101, 125, 71, 126, 66, 89, 96, 82, 105, 77, 67, 107, 100, 107, 65, 119, 86, 93, 89, 111, 82, 105, 89, 65, 104, 119, 109, 126, 115, 127, 97, 123, 115, 124, 69, 98, 107, 82, 69, 96, 83, 120, 91, 116, 85, 103, 80, 64, 126, 79, 115, 90, 80, 120, 87, 82, 80, 95, 88, 75, 123, 107, 106, 121, 108, 77, 72, 77, 77, 110, 100, 106, 77, 84, 78, 114, 105, 74, 73, 97, 125, 99, 96, 103, 87, 112, 75, 64, 96, 105, 105, 77, 91, 117, 81, 76, 92, 125, 104, 107, 80, 117, 113, 89, 114, 113, 110, 74, 68, 117, 110, 112, 105, 90, 72, 127, 108, 116, 114, 76, 74, 104, 97, 107, 110, 78, 98, 93, 124, 85, 104, 71, 120, 117, 93, 80, 95, 69, 103, 110, 69, 98, 76, 90, 112, 80, 121, 126, 94, 111, 122, 67, 66, 83, 67, 71, 120, 115, 94, 115, 96, 112, 91, 77, 80, 100, 79, 115, 78, 85, 83, 126, 86, 104, 85, 101, 127, 107, 75, 125, 80, 98, 70, 99, 85, 119, 75, 65, 107, 89, 67, 118, 96, 110, 88, 78, 97, 122, 65, 99, 105, 96, 97, 89, 108, 104, 95, 93, 109, 70, 118, 126, 111, 115, 106, 92, 127, 80, 93, 126, 88, 64, 76, 99, 75, 115, 119, 113, 103, 100, 92, 89, 123, 67, 77, 66, 115, 114, 108, 121, 65, 105, 121, 73, 103, 104, 108, 111, 125, 88, 69, 78, 109, 87, 73, 83, 76, 73, 98, 103, 90, 110, 113, 127, 93, 98, 119, 108, 105, 84, 90, 104, 67, 123, 96, 95, 74, 111, 66, 93, 89, 120, 113, 77, 105, 86, 115, 120, 105, 71, 100, 73, 105, 73, 117, 94, 115, 71, 125, 92, 105, 103, 95, 103, 106, 71, 102, 101, 109, 71, 86, 71, 106, 112, 117, 107, 81, 105, 78, 107, 113, 93, 90]