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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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Size: 3,944kb, uploaded 12/9/2006 3:53:42 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Nick found this tune. We love it!
on “Eelpouts - Farewell Trion”
||Don Borchelt Says:|
Saturday, December 23, 2006 @10:48:53 AM
Some tunes just seem to have strong emotions built right into them. They are the background music for our bittersweet lives. I'll bet Nick's ducks, geese and the mule deer loved this one in particular.
Friday, January 5, 2007 @8:22:17 PM
A James Bryan tape!!! That's what I've got it on.....James Bryan rules!!
Saturday, March 17, 2007 @7:21:34 PM
hey ive been listening only for an hour and thats the third eelpouts tune !
are you paying these guys for airtime?
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 @9:43:58 PM
Craig, I was wrong THIS is my new favorite. Don nailed it with "the background music for our bittersweet lives". I must have video of this song to see what Fin's fingers are doing. Well even better will be to try and figure it out on my own.
Thursday, October 4, 2012 @6:29:49 AM
What a song.....Yes, Don says it well.
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