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Playing Since: 1979
Experience Level: Purty Good
Occupation: Science Teacher
1) Bart Reiter Regent #3201
2) Bart Reiter Standard, Fretless #2904
3) George C. Dobson, "Victor-Concert"
4) GoldTone BG250
I think my old-time banjo playing has been most influenced by the following examples, from whose recordings I have listened to slavishly, attempting to steal everything I possibly could; Wade Ward, Fred Cockerham, Franklin George, and Dock Boggs. Heath Curdts taught me a few tunes in person, and showed me some of the techniques that he learned from Tommy Jarrell. Other, influences that quickly come to mind include Morgan Sexton, Roscoe Holcomb, Mike Seeger, Bob Flesher, and R.D. Lunsford. Now that I am learning the fiddle (as of 2010), I have especially strong admiration for Tommy Jarrell, Posey Rorer, and perhaps, Billy Mathews.
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Last Visit 9/15/2012
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @7:31:35 PM
|Wow. I started hanging out on BHO about a week ago and am very impressed how many enthusiastic banjo players there are to meet in cyberspace. I am starting to feel like a fish in a big pond. Thanks to everybody for their good spirit and great picking they have shared on line. |
Monday, January 19, 2009 @5:06:15 AM
Welcome to BHO!
Monday, January 19, 2009 @5:30:52 AM
Well, Dock, I reckon there are worse places to be. Welcome.
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