Visit Banjo Newsletter

Home

Blog

Music

Videos

View WayneConrad's Homepage

Friends

Tabs

Reviews


View WayneConrad's Homepage

Read WayneConrad's Bio

Contact WayneConrad

You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact WayneConrad.
Playing Since: 2012

Experience Level: Novice

WayneConrad has made 77 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

Occupation: programmer

Gender: Male

Age: 55

My Instruments:
Short-scale G five-string banjo by Backyard music. Two of them, actually: One for home, one for work. When I want a bigger sound, a Deering Goodtime "Parlor" banjo--also short scale in G.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
The Dillards. Doc Watson. Django Reinhardt. Stephen Grappelli. Mozart. Paul Simon. Debussy. Marilyn McCoo. Stanley Brothers. Glen Campell. Gordon Lightfoot. Joao Gilberto. Stan Getz. Blue Highway. Miles Davis. Duke Ellington. Norah Jones. Van Morrison. Doobie Brothers. CSN&Y. America. Carole King. Steely Dan. Pancho Sanchez. Chicago. Joni Mitchell. James Taylor. Vince Guiraldi. Nat King Cole. Lefty Frizell. Billy Holliday. Glenn Miller. Patsy Cline. Ray Price. Ella Fitzgerald. Benny Goodman.

Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 10/21/2012
Last Visit 6/27/2017


MyFeed

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'I won't be bidding...' 6/24/2017 11:44:49 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'Clawhammer Strings' 6/24/2017 11:26:37 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'things that kill the banjo inspiration/excitement/experience' 6/24/2017 6:04:50 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'How many hours do you practice each week?' 6/23/2017 1:30:26 PM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'traveling woods' 6/22/2017 1:37:57 PM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'Having issues playing with metronome' 6/22/2017 9:44:41 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'Your Own Style' 6/21/2017 3:51:38 PM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'Are Banjo Sales Increasing or Decreasing? Is it a Buyers or Sellers Market?' 6/21/2017 11:05:47 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'Are Banjo Sales Increasing or Decreasing? Is it a Buyers or Sellers Market?' 6/21/2017 9:48:22 AM

Click for Details

 WayneConrad replied to topic 'The Lifespan of a Genre' 6/19/2017 12:16:40 PM

Latest Blog Entry

Round two: Stage fright on the ropes again

Thursday, June 1, 2017 @9:55:26 PM


Last week I had my first ever fun performances at The Fiddler's Dream open stage.  I was curious whether I'd be able to repeat that, or would my next performance be all nerves and shaky fingers like usual.  I almost didn't go tonight--it was such a busy day that I'd have to skip dinner to make it, and anyone who sees my stomach will understand that I do not like to skip dinner.  But I decided to go anyhow.  I bought a cookie and a bottle of water, called it dinner, and waited for my turn to play.

Just like last time, I could feel the nerves building up while I waited.  My first song was "Sad Banjo Player," which is some lyrics I wrote to the tune of Red Rocking Chair, poking fun at my love of insanely sad songs.  I didn't pick it especially well, but I mostly kept the rhythm going, and everyone was laughing at the funny lyrics so the picking didn't matter much.  I had plenty of nerves, but they didn't keep me from playing and I enjoyed making people laugh.

The second time up I played Prodigal Town by Robert Hunter.  A sad song, of course.  I played it really well, with just a few mistakes in the last verse that I doubt anyone heard.  I don't think I went into it with any nerves at all, which may be a first for me.  The audience usually doesn't get to see me play well--they've just seen the mess that nerves make of my playing--so it felt great to finally show them what I sound like when I play well.

Stage fright was on the ropes again.  It'll be interesting to see what the next round holds.

 

2 comments WayneConrad's Blog Archive

Recent Forum Posts

I won't be bidding... (3 days ago)
Clawhammer Strings (3 days ago)
things that kill the banjo inspiration/excitement/experience (3 days ago)
How many hours do you practice each week? (4 days ago)
traveling woods (5 days ago)
Having issues playing with metronome (5 days ago)
Your Own Style (6 days ago)
Are Banjo Sales Increasing or Decreasing? Is it a Buyers or Sellers Market? (6 days ago)
The Lifespan of a Genre (8 days ago)
vacation with the wife. help me please !. (11 days ago)
116*F Next Week (correction: 118!)... (correction: it is now 122!!) Argh! (11 days ago)
Cake pan resonator experiment (failed) (13 days ago)
New toy: #400 Gibson Head Guard (18 days ago)
A great website (26 days ago)
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains (45 days ago)
Find all non-archived posts by WayneConrad

Friends

WayneConrad has 6 friends.

JanetB
JanetBPlayers Union Member
Helix
Helix
jenorma1
jenorma1
maryzcox
maryzcoxPlayers Union Member
HiroProtagonist
HiroProtagonist
Banjophobic
Banjophobic

FriendFeed

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'Practice Rim?' 6/27/2017 1:02:58 PM

Click for Details

 maryzcox commented on blog entry 'Goodmorningbanjo:)' 6/27/2017 12:56:03 PM

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'Practice Rim?' 6/27/2017 12:27:36 PM

Click for Details

 maryzcox replied to topic 'beginner jam songs at festival' 6/27/2017 9:40:46 AM

Click for Details

 maryzcox added a blog entry 'Goodmorningbanjo:)' 6/27/2017 9:35:36 AM

Click for Details

 maryzcox replied to topic 'Banjo, fiddle & Beyond / NC July' 6/27/2017 9:22:53 AM

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'Practice Rim?' 6/26/2017 6:03:20 PM

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'Protection and storage of work in progress' 6/26/2017 5:55:16 PM

Click for Details

 Banjophobic commented on a video 'Flint Hill Special (Scruggs Style)' 6/26/2017 8:44:28 AM

Click for Details

 jenorma1 replied to topic 'The Cluck' 6/26/2017 8:38:57 AM

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'list of Rock songs that lay out well on BG banjo opinions' 6/26/2017 5:50:16 AM

Click for Details

 Banjophobic replied to topic 'newbie question regarding Pics' 6/25/2017 3:55:33 PM

Click for Details

 Banjophobic replied to topic 'list of Rock songs that lay out well on BG banjo opinions' 6/25/2017 8:44:31 AM

Click for Details

 Banjophobic replied to topic 'list of Rock songs that lay out well on BG banjo opinions' 6/25/2017 8:40:49 AM

Click for Details

 Helix replied to topic 'list of Rock songs that lay out well on BG banjo opinions' 6/25/2017 6:52:56 AM

Browse History >


Reviews

Billy, B&D Guitar Repair - Phoenix, AZ
Mike's Banjo Mute  5-string Standard Model
JT's Pix Snark Adapter  JT's Pix Snark Adapter

Music (12 files)


Newest Photos

View All Photos

    

You are not logged in.
Log In


Not a member? Create an Account (FREE!)



3195 BANJO LOVERS ONLINE

HOME | FORUMS | MEMBERS | MEDIA ARCHIVE | TABS & LESSONS | CLASSIFIEDS | REVIEWS | LINKS | CALENDAR | STORE | TERMS OF USE
Viewing desktop version - switch to mobile version