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Playing Since: 1958

Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Steve Arkin has made 7 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

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Occupation: Book Publishing--Mktg Director

Gender: Male

Age: 70

My Instruments:
For old-time: Two Kevin Enochs and a Cole Eclipse
For Bluegrass: Gibson Mastertone and one I built

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Dead Guys: Ed Haley, Luther Strong, Fred Cockerham, Bill Stepp, Marcus Martin, Leonard Rutherford, Tommy Jarrell, Edden Hammons, Emmet Lundy, Hobart Smith, Walter Williams, Kyle Creed, Marion Reese, Wade Ward, P.T. Bell, J.W. Day, Eck Robertson, Clarence Ashley, Lowe Stokes, Emory Bailey, Esker Hutchens, Robert Sykes, Clyde Davenport, John Salyer..

Pre-dead guys: Dan Gellert, Bruce Greene, Dirk Powell, Rafe Stefanini, John Hermann, Joe Newberry, Jody Stecher, Palmer Loux, John Hoffman, Suzy Thompson, Chirps Smith, Beverly Smith, Geoff Seitz, Bruce Molsky, Walt Koken, Mark Simos, Clare Milliner, Rick Martin, Reyna Gellert, Dave Howard, Adam Hurt, Paula Bradley, Brad Leftwich, Tom Sauber, Rusty and Nancy Neithammer, Brendan Doyle, Cathy Mason, Pete Peterson,Kellie Allen, Paul Brown, Gil Sayre, Beth Hartness, Mike Seeger, Rhys Jones, Erynn Marshall, Emily Schaad, Chance McCoy, and many others.

Bluegrass Favorites: Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Marty Cutler, Allen Shelton, Don Stover, Stuart Duncan, Bobby Hicks, etc.

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Created 3/6/2006
Last Visit 10/24/2014


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 Steve Arkin commented on a video 'Lonesome Hill' 10/24/2014 7:37:32 PM

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 Steve Arkin added a blog entry 'Videos from Clifftop' 10/24/2014 9:43:10 AM

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 Steve Arkin uploaded a video 'Lonesome Hill' 10/24/2014 9:09:31 AM

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 Steve Arkin commented on a video 'John Sharp's tune' 9/12/2014 1:21:09 PM

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 Steve Arkin uploaded a video 'John Sharp's Tune' 9/12/2014 1:09:00 PM

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 Steve Arkin uploaded a video 'Rose in the Mountain' 9/12/2014 12:39:14 PM

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 Steve Arkin uploaded a video 'Red Steer' 8/14/2014 2:24:06 PM

Videos from Clifftop

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @10:49:20 AM

I just posted a bunch of videos from Clifftop 2013.  Four of them were from two rockin' funky sessions with the great Dan Gellert on fiddle and me playing three-finger banjo.  It was a humbling experience--Dan is perhaps my favorite fiddler (and banjo player) of all, but his bluesy take on the music is very different from almost everyone else.  The other two videos from this batch are of a jam with Grace Forrest--a hot young fiddler from California.  My favorite tunes from those sessions didn't get recorded, but the picture and sound are clear and they are a bit more in line with the current norms of old-time music (if there are any).

I keep making the mistake of posting my favorite videos first--which results in the fewest possible viewers (that happened with the videos from Mars Hill). I'll try to remember to post them last next time. I'm told that more videos from C-top will be surfacing in the next few days.


1 comment on “Videos from Clifftop”

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 @11:44:03 AM

I really enjoyed the videos, thanks for posting them.

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