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Playing Since: 1958

Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Book Publishing--Mktg Director

Gender: Male

Age: 73

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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Videos from Clifftop

Friday, October 24, 2014 @9:43:10 AM


I've been (very gradually) adding videos from a really interesting session at this year's Clifftop (six so far). The session consisted of Rafe Stefanini along with Tashina Clarridge (of The BeeEaters) and Amy Anders (all on fiddle), Tristan Clarridge (Tashina's brother, 5-times world-fiddle champion at Weiser, and cello player in Crooked Still (and the BeeEaters), and Simon Chrisman (the 3rd Bee Eater) on bass (as well as me on banjo).  We were playing old-time tunes that were new to the others, but they picked up on them really quickly.  Jim Turner shot 15 videos from this session and was kind enough to send them to me on a DVD.
So far I've posted Rose in the Mountain (Salyer), John Sharp's Tune (Sharp), Lonesome Hill (Max Collins), Run Johnny Run, The Eighth of January, and New Five Cents.

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