Kitchen Utensils Lend a Hand in Odd Music of Cowboy Band (Nov, 1940)
Kitchen Utensils Lend a Hand in Odd Music of Cowboy Band
RESIDENTS of Yermo, Calif., dance to the wailing and thumping of strange instruments in the hands of a five – piece cowboy orchestra. With a bent arrow and string for a bow, one performer plays a “violin” made from a cheese box. Another alternately bows and thwacks a “bull fiddle” constructed from a washtub, a string, and a broomstick. By pulling against the stick he obtains a variety of more or less musical tones.