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Playing Since: 1986
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Occupation: Professional Storyteller
Chuck Lee 11" custom -- walnut neck and rim, integral tone ring, Pegheds tuners, dogwood star inlay in headstock (new in 9/2008). 1980 Wildwood Troubadour, bought used in 1988. (In banjo terminology, does it's age make it pre-war?) Mountain style fretless made by Clifford Glenn of Sugar Grove, NC, bought in 1995. Bob Thornburg gourd banjo (#159), bought used from Chuck Lee, March, 2010. Thornburg tackhead grain measure banjo (#156), bought used from Chuck Lee, April 2010. Prust 13" trensioning banjo (new in January 2011). Terry Bell Boucher (mid-1840s style) replica kit: 28.5" scale, 13" rim, gut strings, fretless -- very pre-war. Pete Ross "Liberty" gourd banjo: four gut strings (3 long, one short), fretless, modeled after banjo in the 1792 painting "Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences."
Favorite performer of all time: Victor Borge
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Wednesday, June 01, 2011 @11:17:53 PM
Burlington, NC, June 2, 2011 -- It's hard to complain about going to five old-time jams in two states in one month and the Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention the next.
In Dallas, where I live, we now have old time jams on the first and third Sundays of every month 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the print shop at Dallas Heritage Village, a city-owned historical park. (Ya'll come.) That's thanks to Dean Barber (BHO -- FretlessinTexas) who moved to Texas from Alabama, stirred things up and got it organized. It's been a great success. That accounts for two of my May jams.
The North Texas Traditional Dance Society holds two jams most months, now, too. A fast jam for fiddle tunes (1st Sunday, 1-3 p.m.) and a slow jam for Irish tunes (2nd Sunday, 1-3 p.m.). Contact Sheila Bellows for details (firstname.lastname@example.org). I've been to several of the fast jams, but didn't make it in May.
I'm visiting my Dad in Burlington, NC. I've been to three jams with my Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh/Greensboro/etc. friends (including BHOer oldwoodchuckb) in Durham and Saxapahaw. The Saxapahaw jam was held in the Haw Rievr Ball Room, an old textile dying plant which has been converted into a performance venue/ballroom. We're hoping it will become a regular calendar entry.
But wait, there's more. Coming up is a one-day trip (June 4) to the Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention. (Only one day because of my bad planning.) And, there are tentative plans for another old-timejam at the Haw River Ball Room on June 5. (probably 7 p.m. if it happens).
Ain't music fun?
Dan Gibson, Storyteller/Banjoplayer
Dallas, TX; Burlington, NC
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