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Playing Since: 1968

Experience Level: Purty Good

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Occupation: Web publisher (Autism Hangout dotcom), writer, teacher and now, documentarian! Yee-ha!

Gender: Male

Age: 64

My Instruments:
Right now I play 2 Chuck Lee Marble Falls, both with Bill Rickard tubaphone tone rings. I love sampling other banjos, but have settled on Chuck's for their consistent performance (legendary neck sensitivity) and sound.

For 10 years I played "Old Time Gospel and Bluegrass" with a MPLS-based group called Singleton Street. We've recorded two CDs: "Wingin' It", our Gospel music and "Almost Live" our first CD.

My old-timey group is the Eelpout Stringers. These guys are great fun! Check out some of our music on my MP3 page. Other cuts also found at:

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Got LOTs of influences. From Unca Dave Macon and Stringbean right up to several of today's performers (i.e. Dwight Diller, Mac Benford, Mark Schatz and Joe Newberry). My favorite of all time though, is "Old Wide Load"... Tommy Thompson of the Red Clay Ramblers. And someone here on the hangout that's incredible is frailblazer (Ric Hollander).

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Introducing "Waterbound!" - The Eelpout Stringer's latest CD.

Friday, February 13, 2015 @11:23:43 AM

It took us a while (4 years) but once we got around to it, it went pretty fast.  smiley

Here's our newest CD - "Waterbound!"

Got some fine old-time square dance chestnuts on here as well as a classic Doc Watson ballad (sung by Keeper, of course).  There's a fiddle number written by Rayna Gellert and another waltz by my late fiddler friend, Debbie Sorensen-Boeh.  

While waxing nostalgic, we even included a 1960's New Christy Minstrels tribute ("I Was Born 100,000 Years Ago").  It's what turned me on to traditional music at the tender age of 8.  My dad took me to hear 'em at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA. 54 years later, that warm thought still gives me goose-bumps.  smiley  

Sound clips of all tracks are here or here.   

If you're interested, they're $15 (plus $2.50 S&H) at  Should have 'em back from the duplicator sometime late next week.  

Thanks folks. 


2 comments on “Introducing "Waterbound!" - The Eelpout Stringer's latest CD.”

JanetB Says:
Sunday, July 23, 2017 @1:31:28 PM

Hi Craig. I see your CD images are gone, as are anything I posted through photobucket. My photobucket account wanted a ton of money to keep my account open so I could use photos images as you and I have done on BHO. I switched to, gave them a voluntary donation, and hope this can continue. Photos are an important part of our communication efforts here.
frailin Says:
Sunday, July 23, 2017 @1:51:10 PM

Hi Janet. I have to admit, I'm really irritated with Photobucket. I also lost all the pictures I posted while filming the banjo builders and the old-time performer series. There's no way I can go back in and re-enter all those archived pictures. Like you, I'm not happy with Photobucket.

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