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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!
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: www.eelpoutstringers.com
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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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.
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.
Sound clips of all tracks are here or here.
If you're interested, they're $15 (plus $2.50 S&H) at www.eelpoutstringers.com. Should have 'em back from the duplicator sometime late next week.
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