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Playing Since: 1971

Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: ???

Gender: Male

Age: 67

My Instruments:
1880 Bay State Pot w/ fretless neck'
1880 "Silver Gem" Banjo refurbished neck,
12" openback,
Fretless mountain style banjo


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Rockinhams, Uncle Earl, Gandydancer, Reed Island Ramblers, Paul Brown, Kyle Creed, Bing Brothers, etc

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Created 11/30/2006
Last Visit 8/17/2014


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Barlow Knife

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Size: 1,198kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:39:43 PM
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One of the first tunes I learned...from one of the tabulature books, maybe Miles Krassen's, my favorite book at the time Of course after 30 years of playing it, not sure if resembles the tab at all
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Betsy Likens

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Play count: 808
Size: 1,511kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:37:42 PM
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One of the first tunes I learned...from one of the tabulature books, maybe Miles Krassen's, my favorite book at the time, also from one of the Hollow Rock Stringband LPs
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Big Eyed Rabbit

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Play count: 917
Size: 990kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:35:36 PM
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From Matokie Slaughter fFGCD
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BIg Hoedown

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Play count: 912
Size: 951kb, uploaded 12/22/2006 12:14:25 AM
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My attempt at playing a fiddle tune taken from Edden Hammons
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Black Eyed Suzie

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Play count: 739
Size: 1,673kb, uploaded 4/15/2007 12:14:53 PM
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Played on my Henry Dobson with Nylgut strings
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Charleston Girls

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Size: 1,793kb, uploaded 4/8/2007 1:00:24 AM
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From Melvin Wine's version A non crooked cousin of Texas
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Cluck Old Hen

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Play count: 912
Size: 1,467kb, uploaded 4/15/2007 12:16:54 PM
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Played on my Henry Dobson with Nylgut strings
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Cumberland Gap

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Play count: 1128
Size: 1,516kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:36:45 PM
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From the Bing Brother's CD
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Ducks on the Pond

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Size: 2,061kb, uploaded 1/28/2007 1:43:57 AM
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Not sure where I heard this first,
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Improv

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Play count: 515
Size: 1,763kb, uploaded 4/15/2007 12:15:59 PM
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Played on my Henry Dobson with Nylgut strings
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Jenny Get Around

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Play count: 885
Size: 1,523kb, uploaded 12/30/2006 2:56:35 PM
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John Salyer tune, played on a fretless banjo, tuned dADF#A
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Little Liza Jane

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Size: 1,094kb, uploaded 12/30/2006 5:20:34 PM
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Inspired by Kyle Creed's playing, Also known as new cut road
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Little Rabbit/Rabbit Where's Your Mammy

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Play count: 863
Size: 3,269kb, uploaded 1/5/2007 12:33:05 PM
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This is from the Crockett Family Mountaineer's recording from the 30's I believe, where what is played as one tune today was really two different tunes. The Crockett Family Mountaneers played a few creative medleys
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LizaJane

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Play count: 668
Size: 2,330kb, uploaded 4/22/2007 1:45:45 AM
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yep
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Lonesome John

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Size: 1,391kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 10:45:07 PM
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this is a John Salyer tune
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Old Blind Dog

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Size: 1,571kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:33:14 PM
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Also known as, Old Yeller dog went tramping thru the meeting house, Lost in the Wilderness, Old Gray Mare etc
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Old Greasy Coat

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Play count: 1030
Size: 1,497kb, uploaded 12/30/2006 2:55:23 PM
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Edden Hammons tune, played on a fretless banjo tuned dADFA
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Poor Old Napper

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Play count: 561
Size: 1,401kb, uploaded 2/19/2007 1:56:04 AM
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This is a tune from the fiddle playing of Harvey Sampson from West Virginia
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Roustabout

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Size: 1,241kb, uploaded 2/11/2007 11:51:21 PM
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My attempt to play a version of Fred Cockerham's Roustabout Fretless banjo tuned eAEG#B
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Shady Grove

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Play count: 1051
Size: 1,685kb, uploaded 1/13/2007 5:34:32 PM
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From Henry Reed
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Sourwood Mountain

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Play count: 829
Size: 1,375kb, uploaded 4/8/2007 1:04:08 AM
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My take on a great old tune
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Sugar Hill

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Play count: 1028
Size: 1,503kb, uploaded 12/30/2006 5:21:46 PM
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Trader Boatman

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Play count: 521
Size: 2,023kb, uploaded 4/15/2007 12:18:07 PM
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Played on my Henry Dobson with Nylgut strings
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Traveling down the road by K. Watson (banjomon)

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Play count: 594
Size: 718kb, uploaded 1/24/2007 1:18:00 AM
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I asked Ken if it was OK to try a clawhammer version of his tune, it doesn't hold up to his 3finger, but it was worth the try
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Twin Sisters (Sidna & Fulton Meyers version)

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Play count: 800
Size: 759kb, uploaded 1/24/2007 11:36:35 AM
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The lame fiddling is mine, I am giving it my best shot.
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We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting

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Size: 1,351kb, uploaded 1/5/2007 6:00:31 PM
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From the CD of the same name by Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich and Alice Gerrard, I don't remember their source, but it was a verison of Angeline the Baker. Learned that the tune was first recorded by Norman Edmonds and Rufus Burnett "Train on the Island" tune IS called "Angeline the Baker"
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Wrassled with a wildcat

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Size: 965kb, uploaded 12/18/2006 5:26:38 PM
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My take on A fiddle tune by W.S. Collins from The Fiddle Book by Marion Thede
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