I finally got around to trying those Callicot tunings you indicated, and I thought my guitar had developed serious problems. Playing along with the CD, I couldn't find a single correct note anywhere on the neck. He is tuned in standard, but half a note flat (or sharp). That is, an E is neither an E nor and E-flat, but halfway between the two. Once that fell into place, it got simple. I wonder what he tuned to.
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: Does anyone know what tunings Joe Callicott
: uses on "You Don't Know My Mind,"
: "Fare Thee Well Blues" or
: "Roll and Tumble"? Great, great CD,
: by the way, if you've never heard it
: (fingerstyle acoustic, very MJHurt-like).
: Hi John,
: Took me a little while to figure out which
: tune was "You Don't Know My Mind",
: since it's called "Laughing to Keep From
: Crying" on the CD. It's in G, standard
: tuning, "Fare Thee Well" is in D,
: standard tuning, and "Roll and
: Tumble" is in Open G (though tuned low,
: I believe). I agree with you, it is a
: beautiful recording, and I particularly like
: Joe Callicott's singing. His version of
: "frankie and Albert" is great.
: all best,