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Bart Reiter Professional, IR 5-string open back
Bacon Professional FF IR banjo mandolin, 1918
Doc Huff IR cello banjo
Bob Thornburg grain measure 5-string
Various mandolins and guitars
(In no particular order) Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Adam Hurt, Clarke Buehling, Cathy Fink, Abigail Washburn, Gillian Welch, Bruce Molsky, Dan Levenson, Bob Thornburg, Steve Baughman, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mike Marshall, Sarah Jarosz and all the others I'm forgetting right now.
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Last Visit 5/19/2013
Live and work in metro New York. Played guitar as a youngster, what we called at the time "folk music," some agglomeration of traditional, old time, bluegrass, blues. "Folk rock" must fit in there someplace. Dropped it as my life got busy but picked up again in mid-life as the arthritis got to crippling my hands. "Use it or lose it," my rheumatologist told me. My old dread was too big so I started in with clawhammer banjo and when my fingers couldn't handle the downstroke I moved to the flatpick: mandolin, four-string banjo, tenor guitar. Marcy Marxer inspired me to get jnto the 4-string cello banjo, and that's the variety I've settled into. A few months ago I found a small body Martin guitar and now I have an even smaller one; getting back into the six-string is my current focus, but I haven't lost sight of tne cello! My primary audience is canine-oriented, likely a good thing given my skill level! -- Robert Harris