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Playing Since: 1994
Experience Level: Novice
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Occupation: college administrator
I enjoy most music. My banjo interest is exclusively old-timey, and that's why I joined this site. I love the Skillet Lickers, Uncle Dave Macon, Earl Johnson and the Clodhoppers, the New Lost City Ramblers, and the Holy Modal Rounders. My favorite banjo players are Fred Cockerham, Tommy Jarrell, Bob Carlin, Paul Brown, Joel Mabus, Bruce Molsky, and all kinds of others. I'm also a HUGE fan of Curtis Eller's American Circus. Curtis is one of my oldest pals in the world, and the first banjo player I ever met.
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Monday, March 05, 2007 @1:59:37 PM
Between undergrad and grad school, I worked at Elderly Instruments and played in a rock band. I also had a radio show on the university FM station. My show aired on Sunday mornings before the Reggae Sunsplash. It was a 3-hour African music show called "Carrefour d'Afrique," or Crossroads of Africa.
Kate Darnell did a nice logo for the show (Joel Mabus fans will notice that's the artist who did the cover for "Flatpick/Clawhammer." She's a fantastic East Lansing artist and calligrapher). That's it on one of my old aircheck tapes.
I had lots of fun doing the show. There was a large African population at Michigan State in the early 90s; many of the students were doing graduate work in agriculture and engineering. My French instructor was doing a Ph.D. in liguistics. He and I became friends and played in a band with some guys from all over Africa for a while.
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