From the album The Fluid Score
Pençeli Karşılama - Tev Stevig (after Arif Sağ and Erdal Erzincan)
Karşılama is an energetic Thracian folk dance in 9/8 and Pençeli means literally “with claw.” This tune was also adapted from Sağ and Erzincan’s books for bağlama, but this time the tune is reinterpreted for clawhammer style fretless guitar. In 2013, Stevig released a solo album entitled Jeni Jol: Music of the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey consisting entirely of arrangements for clawhammer style guitar. Clawhammer (also known as frailing) is a uniquely American style, typically associated with old time American folk music performed on banjo, but it is also remarkably adaptable to other folk styles, as this track shows.