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Playing Since: 1960

Experience Level: Expert/Professional

steve davis has made 980 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

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

Occupation: banjo in The Country Choir/lumber producer/banjobridge,repair and set-up guy

Gender: Male

Age: 64

My Instruments:
9469-44 tb2 jim cox conversion
1986 StewMac Vintage kit w/extra bass response tone ring ordered special.
Bob French's "Fox" banjo
The Silvertone "house" banjo that I learned on.
Silver Creek and Flinthill Dreads


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
JD Crowe (any period), Alan Munde, Earl and Dad's pedal steel. Can't leave out Allen Shelton and Jimmy Cox.

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Created 5/9/2007
Last Visit 3/29/2017


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Buffalo Gals

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Size: 2,076kb, uploaded 3/31/2008 6:27:11 PM
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My first recording of my Cox Kentucky-5 with a walnut rim.
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Dixie Hoedown

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Size: 1,470kb, uploaded 7/4/2007 5:39:31 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)


I can't remember if it was 79 or 80,but I was living in Providence R.I. and visiting The Music Emporium trying out their Stelling Gospel model with the cross on the resonator. I remember the price 1400. I was so broke then,but it was fun to play it. Anyway, I looked through their store brochure and saw Bela Fleck as a teacher there. I'd just heard of him and how great he already was. I half jokingly asked them if I could get a lesson from him and they said how he was booked full for the next three months. So I asked would it be possible three months down the road and they said OK . Three months later I'm back on time and everything.They said he was in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor so I went up and introduced myself. I said I wanted my playing to flow along better and he first told me to play something I knew so he could tell where I was. So I did and then I asked if he would teach me Dixie Hoedown.He wrote Dixie Hoedown into tab in no time with his banjo leaning up beside him . He tapped the fingerboard a very few times to check a note. He handed the tab to me and asked me to play it which I did slowly.(1st take on this recording)
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Grandfather's Clock

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Size: 1,894kb, uploaded 6/29/2007 10:22:30 PM
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One of my first songs. Ma played it on the piano.
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Kitchen Girl

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Size: 1,262kb, uploaded 7/5/2007 5:55:36 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)


A tune played by the local fiddllers. I play it in A out of G tuning;it works out pretty easy.
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Old Liza Jane

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Size: 1,931kb, uploaded 7/2/2007 12:44:38 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)


From Don Stover's "Things In Life" album which I haven't heard in a long time.
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Sally Ann

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Size: 2,095kb, uploaded 7/5/2007 1:22:21 PM
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This song seems to go with a summer day;especially the morning.
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Salt Creek

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Size: 1,456kb, uploaded 7/18/2007 6:47:00 PM
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One of the Oak publication books in the 70's. It's here somewhere.When I work from tab I don't try to play it exactly as written,just what's comfortable for me.
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Soldier's Joy

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Size: 1,651kb, uploaded 7/2/2007 3:43:18 PM
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I once read this was a morphine/beer mixture for battlefield first aid during the Civil War. Is this true?
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