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Playing Since: 1973
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Anything I can get my hands on...I love them all! We are living in the "Golden Age" of acoustic instruments.
In no partiular order: Tim Obrien, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, Dan Gellert, Joe Newberry, Bob Carlin, Riley Baugus, Mark Johnson, Mark Schatz, Stuart Duncan, John Hartford, Jim Wood, Daniel Carwile, Arnie Naiman, Reed Martin, Adam Hurt...Bobby Thompson, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny, Jim Mills, Ron Block, Alan O'bryant, Rob McCoury, Allison Brown, Tony Furtado, Bela Fleck,The Jack Pearson Band.
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Last Visit 5/22/2013
I'm mostly a clawhammer banjo player.I’ve released two cd’s (Carry On John /2002 and ~HOT~ Biscuit Jam /2004). I played as part of “Pa’s fiddle band” on the CD: Happy Land Musical Tributes to Laura Ingalls Wilder (Pa’s Fiddle recordings 2005). My original banjo music was published on a CD which accompanied the book: The Voice of The Heart by Chip Dodd (Providence House Publishing 2001). Many years ago, I played clawhammer and bluegrass style banjo on an old vinyl LP with the Pure Mountain Water Band (First Jug /1979). I currently have other recording projects in the works…so please “stay tuned.”I’ve been very fortunate to have served nearly 30 years years with the Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival organization. .