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Occupation: Information professional

Gender: Male

Age: 53

My Instruments:
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


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
(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 7/22/2014


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Getting back into the swing . . .

Friday, May 06, 2011 @6:03:50 AM


. . . is harder than I thought it might be.  I'd largely lost use of my right arm for a few years there, drastically cutting down my banjo time.  Eliminating my guitar time. But I did pick up the mandolin, the one instrument I could play somewhat comfortably.  Since August I've been getting stronger and have made friends with my guitar again,  Hello old friend.  The banjo I've been afraid of.  Oh I play it, but my chops, my poor chops!  Didn't I have chops at some point? I recall having had chops.  I don't know how to get to Carnegie Hall, but I know I need to spend a lot more time with all my stringed friends.  



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