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Playing Since: 1977
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no-name pre-war open-back, S.S.Stewart tenor, home-made fretless, home-made open-back.
John Hartford, Pete Seeger, Howie Burson, Mike Seeger, Tommy Thompson, Robin & Linda Williams, New Lost City Ramblers, Tom Paley, John Cohen, Red Clay Ramblers , Michael Cooney, Hedy West, Derroll Adams, Karen Dalton, Cathy Fink, Chris Coole , Arnie Naiman, Bob Carlin, Mac Benford, David Holt, Ola Belle Reed, Brian Pickell, Mac Benford, Wade Mainer, Roscoe Holcomb, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Raymond McLain, Gus Cannon, Dock Boggs.
Also some friends from southern Ontario who may not be as famous, but I learn something every time I play with them or listen to them: Jay Edmonds, Rick Baur, Dennis Delorme, Karen Taylor, Kate Jarrett, Sam Allison and Teilhard Frost (who also builds wonderful gourd banjos)...
You will notice that all of these (except John Hartford, whose playing I have loved since I first bought Morning Bugle thirty years ago) are old-time banjo players, since this is the type of banjo music I enjoy playing. I have many favourite musicians who play 3-finger/bluegrass style banjo (like Al Kirby) and tenor banjo and who play other instruments, but if I put them all down the list would be too long for anyone to bother to read it anyway. I realize that some of the players I have listed are also bluegrass players, but their old timey style was what attracted me to their playing.
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Last Visit 5/24/2013
Friday, May 24, 2013 @12:17:44 PM
Ted Staunton, Jimmy Bowskill and I recently played a gig at the Greenbank Folk Club as The Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. The woman who introduced us said,"This band really bridges the generation gap. There's a 45 year age span in the group." Guess which end I'm on.
You also know you're getting old when an instrument that you bought new is now advertised as "Vintage".
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