The iconic scene from ‘Deliverance’ inspires this dueling banjos video. In the movie, Drew’s character (played by Ronny Cox) is waiting at a truck stop in a rural little town, idly strumming on his guitar. Suddenly, there is an answering call from a banjo.
This duel in the video takes place on a beautiful farm, with a gorgeous horse in the background. After a few chords back and forth, a second horse wanders into the frame. The chords pick up some intensity and sound like the makings of a song.
However, unlike the movie, only one man is playing the banjo and the guitar in this clip. The musician in this film is Rene Perreault, and he does a marvelous job playing both instruments. You can tell he put a lot of thought and work into the production aspects of this video.
I am not sure how they do the editing for that, but I loved how the first horse we saw appeared to stare at “them” play their instruments for a while! The battle escalates into an intense melody that showcases the tunes bluegrass roots.