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Playing Since: 1961
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Occupation: Owner, acoustic music store
Too many to mention, though my 1964 Ode bought new from Chuck Ogsbury has been a steadfast bluegrass friend, and the 1908 Fairbanks Imperial Electric no. 0 that I acquired in 1968 remains a favorite.
Again, just too many to mention, though Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson remain all-time favorites. If you catch me passively listening to recorded music, it's probably Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven, though.
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<img src=http://zeppmusic.com/zepp.jpg align=left width=200 border=4 alt="ZEPP photo" text="ZEPP photo">Started playing guitar in 1958, added banjo in 1961, and that became the musical love of my life.<p>
Meeting the Greenbriar Boys turned me on to bluegrass while I was still in high school, and I dedicated myself to becoming a bluegrass player. I dedicated myself so much that I flunked out of my freshman year of college (Rutgers), but then used the banjo to make my living and finish up my B.A. at Temple University by playing in BG bands and teaching at a conservatory during the folk boom of the ླྀs.<p>
In 1971, I went off to the University of Missouri and shoved my instruments under the bed for 5 years while I was getting my Master's and Ph.D. in entomology.<p>
After school, I took a position on the Cornell Entomology faculty, and started playing with a local band. I left Cornell to take a job in industry and moved from Ithaca in 1982 and thus had to quit what has proven to be the last band I played with.<p>
Since then, I have focused my playing on clawhammer, though I still teach and enjoy bluegrass style.<p>
Live By the Sword Dept: Though I had a good career in the agrochemical industry, including living in France for several years at company expense, a 1997 downsizing led to my forced retirement (we call that being "fired") and a divorce, so I returned to my musical roots and bought a small town music store in 1998. This proved to be a most perspicacious move, as I met Carmen, now my wife and the love of my life when she came in as an unsuspecting customer that year!
Gradually, I have converted the store to a strictly acoustic, bluegrass and old-time oriented shop with a decidedly heavy banjo theme. Stop by and say "hello"! <br> <a href= http://zeppmusic.com> ZEPP Country Music, Inc.
<br><img src=http://zeppmusic.com/logobwtn.gif border=0 text="ZEPP Country Music" alt="ZEPP Country Music""> </a>