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Playing Since: 1974
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Deering GDL with a customized neck.
So many! In bluegrass, Flatt & Scruggs, Seldom Scene, Country Gentlemen, Eddie & Martha Adcock, and Lost & Found were my earliest influences. Later, I particularly liked the Johnson Mountain Boys, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, New Grass Revival, Hot Rize, and the Nashville Bluegrass Band.
Through bluegrass I got into the Grateful Dead and jam music. My favorites along those lines Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Sam Bush, and Ekoostik Hookah. I rediscovered The Beatles in college, and their music is deeply ingrained.
I studied music theory in college, and was immersed in classical music for a while. I guess my tastes are pretty mundane, because my favorite composers are Bach and Beethoven! However, I also REALLY love stuff from Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Copeland. Speaking of classical music, can't forget Frank Zappa and Edgard Varese!
There's not enough room to go into detail about other musicians who have affected me deeply, but they include the great and mighty Early Scruggs, Doc Watson, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Alison Krauss, Danny Gatton, Tim O'Bien, Peter Rowan, Mike Auldridge, Bill Monroe, Jerry Douglas, and Ricky Skaggs.
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Size: 5,305kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 12:22:49 AM
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA, 1990. Personnel: Dave Bernhardt, bass; Jamie Daly, mandolin; Moondi Klein, guitar; Dan Mazer, banjo; Moe Nelson, bass; Jim Queen, fiddle
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Size: 4,749kb, uploaded 6/27/2012 12:41:32 AM
A tune I wrote for an old friend, Pat Mahoney.
by banjerdan, written by Frederic Chopin
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Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA, 1990.
This piano piece was assigned to me to analyze in a Music Theory class at GW. My instant analysis upon looking at the score was, "I could play this on the banjo!"
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Size: 4,510kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 12:10:17 AM
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA, 1990. I'm playing all the instruments except bass, which is played by Moe Nelson.
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Size: 4,623kb, uploaded 6/30/2012 12:27:16 AM
Recorded at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington, VA, 1990. Personnel: Mike Auldridge, dobro; Ben Eldridge, banjo; Jimmy Gaudreau, mandolin; Tom Gray, bass; Dan Mazer, guitar and vocal; Jim Queen, fiddle.
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