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Playing Since: 1977
rudykizuty has made 14 recent additions to Banjo Hangout
Occupation: Software Quality Assurance Testing
Plectrum B&D Sultana Silver Bell #1, Plectrum B&D Senorita, Plectrum B&D Serenader Silver Bell, Tenor B&D Serenader Silver Bell, Plectrum B&D Silver Bell XX. Note the pattern LOL
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jimmy Mazzy, The Banjo Beavers, The Varnish Cooks, Louis Armstrong, any Philadelphia Mummers String Band (I am a member of the Aqua String Band) and of course, all of my Banjo Hangout friends.
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As a teen in 1979, I accompanied my parents on a road trip to visit the old Liberty Banjo Co. in Bridgeport, Conn. That day, my father purchased a 1924 plectrum B&D Silver Bell. Shortly thereafter, it was given to me as my first plectrum banjo. What a thrill it was for a young guy to own and play one of the finest plectrum banjos ever produced.
Unfortunately, by 1989 I was no longer playing and circumstances forced me to sell the banjo. It was sold to a friend and former band mate who, in time, sold it to another old friend and former band mate. Last week, I heard from the latter gentleman. He was looking to move the banjo and remembered how much the banjo meant to me when we played together in the string band.
Thanks to the thoughtfulness of Mr. Jim Rivell Sr., (BHO member B&D-JIM) my first Silver Bell and I have been reconnected after 24 years of being separated. I am absolutely thrilled to have her back. Thanks, Jim!
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