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Playing Since: 2005
Experience Level: Purty Good
James Stiltner has made 271 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
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Occupation: Truck Driver/Welder
2004 Fender FB58 Deluxe Banjo
1978 Vega Archtop Banjo
2005 Deering Goodtime Special Banjo
2005 Ibanez I-75 Mandolin
2002 Gibson J-45 Guitar
2003 Gibson Dove Guitar
2011 Fender Jazzmaster Guitar
2003 Fender B-bender Telecaster Guitar
2013 Hand-Crafted India Sitar
Banjo: Eddie Adcock, Don Stover, Gene Parker, Bill Holden, Jimmy Arnold, Allen Shelton, Ray Goins, Jack Hicks, Porter Church, Haskel McCormick
Mandolin: Bill Napier, John Duffey, Frank Wakefield, Bill Monroe, David Grisman, Everett Lilly, Vernon Derrick.
Guitar: Henry Vestine, Sonny Sharrock, Tony Bourge, Bill Napier, Harvey Mandel, J.B. Hutto, Hound Dog Taylor, Eddie Taylor
Fiddle: Chubby Wise, Vernon Derrick, Red Taylor, Benny Martin, Scotty Stoneman, Richard Greene.
Bass: Jaco Pastorius, Tom Gray, George Shuffler, Jerry Scheff.
Vocalists: Rob Halford, John Starling, John Duffey, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gary Stewart, Steve Earle.
Drums: Ray Phillips, Bill Ward, John Densmore.
Bands: Budgie, Canned Heat, Blue Cheer.
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My name is James Stiltner.....I play banjo, mandolin, and lead guitar in "The Johnny Jackson Band". My grandfather, Johnny Jackson, plays rhythm guitar and sings lead....my grandmother, Edith Jackson, sings lead and tenor......and my wife Cindi plays bass and sings lead/tenor.
I used to post on here a long time ago under the name "renofan", but decided to change it to a username closer to my own actual name and not be pigeonholed to any particular playing style.
I'm a truck driver and welder part time, owner of CJ Heating and Cooling, and working musician.
I'm the banjo instructor at the Appalachian Arts Center in Cedar Bluff, VA.
I also have a corporate sponsorship from Fender to promote their banjos, in particular the FB58 Deluxe model that I play on stage and in the studio.
I love boxing and baseball (GO SF GIANTS!).