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Playing Since: 1968

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Age: 64

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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:

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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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Frailin - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

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63 people like this

Play count: 4472
Size: 1,603kb, uploaded 3/16/2007 2:30:20 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingThis is a favorite dance tune (I love to play), being played on my brand new, pretty little Ome Juniper (just came today! Woo-hoo!).

14 comments on “Frailin - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss”

dbrooks Says:
Friday, March 16, 2007 @4:40:29 PM

Great playing, Craig!
Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, March 17, 2007 @9:52:20 AM

One of my favorite tunes, and you do a really fine job with it.  I really like the bold brushes in the second part.  I'm gonna steal those!  Nice, bright banjo.  Real nice.
dhergert Says:
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 @1:29:32 PM

I'm no expert on CH, but you sound excellent.  Wonderful sounding banjo too!!
mainejohn Says:
Thursday, March 22, 2007 @10:14:50 AM

Great playing and wounderful, rich tone. And to think you no longer own this? What were you thinking?
BigRedWarEagle Says:
Friday, March 23, 2007 @9:49:18 PM

Smartest thing you ever did,Craig!  I think that banjo had something wrong with it.  I'm glad I took it off your hands before it Caused any damage ;-)

Poor banjo is fumbling through bum ditty strums right now...that just ain't right.

Keep those tunes coming - you have some special talent.


royce Says:
Sunday, May 13, 2007 @9:59:34 PM definitely have a good "Groove" in your playing...Your way better than purty good.  You a darn natural....I like all your stuff.


Nelson Says:
Monday, May 21, 2007 @1:02:55 PM

Yeah... Woo hoo!

Beacon Says:
Sunday, June 17, 2007 @9:19:42 PM

Wow, amazing stuff.  The banjo has a great sound too :D
Tikron Says:
Friday, June 22, 2007 @8:33:26 PM

Love that OME. [11" or 12" rim?]. It really sounds great and has alot of potential for diverse sounds (when played by someone - such as yourself - who can pull them out of there.





RWJonesy Says:
Monday, March 10, 2008 @10:46:12 PM

Nailed that one...nice job Craig !!!
Lorix Says:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 @4:08:03 PM

What playing... I get an adrenalin rush just by listening......  :) and yes  WOOHUU!!
festusbug Says:
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 @12:47:24 AM

Great play and particularly love the slightly weirded B-part.
Bongshang Says:
Saturday, September 6, 2008 @4:26:51 AM

Oh yes! That's the stuff.
fatbanjo Says:
Tuesday, October 7, 2008 @4:07:15 AM

Lots of energy in that one Craig....keep em coming

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