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Playing Since: 1968

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Occupation: Web publisher (Autism Hangout dotcom), writer, teacher and now, documentarian! Yee-ha!

Gender: Male

Age: 63

My Instruments:
Right now I play 2 Chuck Lee Marble Falls, both with Bill Rickard tubaphone tone rings. I love sampling other banjos, but have settled on Chuck's for their consistent performance (legendary neck sensitivity) and sound.

For 10 years I played "Old Time Gospel and Bluegrass" with a MPLS-based group called Singleton Street. We've recorded two CDs: "Wingin' It", our Gospel music and "Almost Live" our first CD.

My old-timey group is the Eelpout Stringers. These guys are great fun! Check out some of our music on my MP3 page. Other cuts also found at:

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Got LOTs of influences. From Unca Dave Macon and Stringbean right up to several of today's performers (i.e. Dwight Diller, Mac Benford, Mark Schatz and Joe Newberry). My favorite of all time though, is "Old Wide Load"... Tommy Thompson of the Red Clay Ramblers. And someone here on the hangout that's incredible is frailblazer (Ric Hollander).

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Eelpouts - Grub Springs

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15 people like this

Play count: 1911
Size: 3,145kb, uploaded 12/9/2006 3:38:15 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingHere's a few of my friends, the Eelpout Stringers playing some favorite tunes. This 'uns called Grub Springs. Dunno where Nick found it, but we like it!

3 comments on “Eelpouts - Grub Springs”

Don Borchelt Says:
Monday, December 18, 2006 @11:53:42 PM

Nothin' like a good ol' time fiddle band gettin' down and leaning into it.  Love this stuff!
mainejohn Says:
Thursday, January 04, 2007 @11:36:56 AM

Good stuff! Hope to hear you  this summer when I'm passin' thru!
banjo_on_the_lump Says:
Tuesday, June 03, 2008 @10:43:41 AM

I thought that fiddler done took off and left you, but you just took a short cut didn't you? Well done!!!!

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