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Playing Since: 1994
Experience Level: Novice
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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, January 01, 2007 @11:15:07 AM
Over the next couple of days, I am going to post two CD reviews on my banjo blog. These are recordings I purchased on cassettes in the very early 90s.
- Cathy Fink's Banjo Haiku (Community Music, 1992).
- Joel Mabus' Clawhammer (Fossil, 1991).
Both recordings are now available on CD; if you pick them up, buy them directly from the artists on their web pages--just google their names and you'll find them.
For me, these two recordings represent fantastic clawhammer banjo musicality and technique. I've often thought of them as instructional tapes--both banjo players have such clear technique, accurate phrasing, and wonderful dynamics.
I think reviewing these two recordings will help me think through my own playing style and skill as I get back into the banjo.
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