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Playing Since: 1971
Experience Level: Expert/Professional
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Occupation: Director, County Emergency Operations Center
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1927 Vega Tu-Ba-Ohone #9 (Dragon Head)
1987 Gibson Granada
Deering Ivanhoe Open Back
Deering "Custom" Ivanhoe/Clawgrass Open Back
People who taught me the basics and how to "listen" to music:
Jay Unger/John Cohen - First "Frailing" lessons,
Steve Martin - First time I ever witnissed a clawhammer banjo performance-U of C,Greeley, Colorado 1975
Taj Mahal - Showed me "Colored Aristocracy",
Raymond Fairchild - "Lost Indian",
Courtney Johnson - melodics,
Larry Rice & Tony Rice - "The entire world",
Bill Emerson - Passing Tones,
David Holt - Thinking outside the envelope,
Three Finger Banjo- Jens Kruger, E. Scruggs, JD Crowe, Ron Block, Bill Emerson, Bela Fleck,T. Trischka, Courtney Johnson (RIP my friend) Eddie Shelton, Mike Munford,Steve Martin,Carl Jackson, Herb Pedersen, Steve Dilling,Bill Keith, Alen Munde, Keith Arensen, Little Roy Lewis, Pete Wernick, Ned Luberecki, Terry Baucom.
Open Back Banjo -David Holt, Frank Lee, Abagail Washburn, Bruce Molsky, Brad Leftwich, Dan Levenson, Rik Barron, Mac Benford, Howie Bursen, Mark A. Johnson, Linda Williams, Laura Boosinger,Mike Seeger,Steve Martin, George Wunderlich, Bob Flecher, Mark Schatz,John Balch, Mike Iverson, Mary Cox, Chuck Levy, Frank Lee.
And Bob Carlin & Mark Simos (most amazing old time fiddler I have ever heard)
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Friday, September 07, 2012 @9:54:24 AM
Clawhammer banjo innovator Mark Johnson has been announced as the 2012 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the 3rd annual honoree. - John Lawless - Sept 6, 2012
WOW! I didn't see this one coming! HolySmokes!!
Mark Johnson - www.Clawgrass.com
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