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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: 3,947kb, uploaded 12/17/2006 3:43:18 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Here's a second song from our freebie Christmas CD. Merry Christmas, everyone!
on “Singleton Street - Angels We Have Heard on High”
Sunday, December 17, 2006 @7:28:08 PM
Hey Craig, that was great! That CD will make a great gift!
||Rick Woods Says:|
Sunday, December 17, 2006 @11:22:56 PM
That was really movin'. Thanks!
Monday, December 18, 2006 @8:11:21 PM
That was absolutely fantastic. You are awesome. Thank you for sharing such a fine arrangement.
Saturday, January 06, 2007 @12:35:14 PM
That was fun...even in January! G tuning, too...just had to play along with it!
Saturday, February 10, 2007 @3:27:58 PM
Nice sound with a 50's bee bop in the vocals. Great arrangment!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 @3:34:58 AM
What a great banjo arrangement!
||Ray Soulard Says:|
Sunday, July 27, 2008 @5:31:20 PM
Great! Simply great! Fabulous! Play on, and on, and on.....
||Big Doug Nez Says:|
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 @5:28:42 AM
where did vincent black lightning go on the playlist?
Friday, April 10, 2009 @8:02:09 PM
My wife just came into the room while this was playing this one and said, "I don't believe I have ever heard a banjo do that song!"
She liked it very much. Coming from a non-bluegrass non-banjo person she was highly impressed.
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