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Playing Since: 1980
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Tom Adams, Tony Trischka & Bela,
BeauSoleil, The Beatles,
Billy Joel, Metallica...but
Elton John will always be..."da man"...ironic, huh?
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Last Visit 4/29/2013
I've always liked the sound of the banjo but had never known anyone who played. In the 70's, I was at a party at a friends house and Bill Kelly, the lead singer of the Buoys, showed up. He pulled out a banjo and I was bitten by the bug. I leaned to my friend and said....I will do that someday.
I got my first banjo in 1980 but it was a real struggle to learn on my own. Many years later, I had the pleasure of meeting Tony Trischka. I think the most amazing thing about his concert was that he played some Beatles songs. Wow, never thought that was legal!!! I spoke to him after the concert and he drew a picture on the songbook I bought. It was then that he said something that changed everything for me. "Find your own style". I was trying so hard to be Earl that it was becoming frustrating to play.
Well today I have a Beatles song posted on the Hangout and I'm having fun with the banjo. Who knows, maybe someday I'll be able to post a Metallica song. Sorry Earl.