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Playing Since: 1968
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Occupation: Web publisher (Autism Hangout dotcom), writer, teacher and now, documentarian! Yee-ha!
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: www.eelpoutstringers.com
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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Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Here'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!
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!
Thursday, January 4, 2007 @11:36:56 AM
Good stuff! Hope to hear you this summer when I'm passin' thru!
Tuesday, June 3, 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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