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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 - St. Anne's Reel

Posted by frailin

40 people like this

Play count: 3325
Size: 1,173kb, uploaded 3/16/2007 2:31:39 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingWell, I couldn't just stop at one. So this is a second dance number laid down on my pretty little Juniper! What a super banjer!!

11 comments on “Frailin - St. Anne's Reel”

dbrooks Says:
Friday, March 16, 2007 @4:38:19 PM

Great tune and a great sounding banjo.  I just started to learn St. Anne's Reel, but I've got a long way to go to get the energy and musicality you put into yours.
stanger Says:
Friday, March 16, 2007 @11:09:01 PM

Whoo, Nelly! Gorgeous banjo, gorgeous tone, and goregous playing! You nailed it and hung it on the wall, Craig... nice job. Gotta get me on o' them Omes... regards, Stanger
SlowPockets Says:
Saturday, March 17, 2007 @9:43:53 AM

I love it! That banjer sounds great as does your playing, You're an inspiration Craig.
salvatone Says:
Monday, March 19, 2007 @3:16:10 PM

Great sounding banjo and nice counter melody.


dhergert Says:
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 @1:33:07 PM

Great stuff again, Craig!
mainejohn Says:
Thursday, March 22, 2007 @10:12:26 AM

Absotlutely beautiful!  I love the tone! I just got in on this whole thing today. You mean you no longer have this banjo?
mainejohn Says:
Sunday, May 13, 2007 @7:56:18 PM

OK...I just had to listen to it again...what I would give to play like that!
royce Says:
Friday, May 18, 2007 @9:02:33 AM

Though I'm a bluegrasser, you are my favorite CH player on the hangout.  You're eat up with natural talent and Your always in the groove...

Nelson Says:
Sunday, May 20, 2007 @5:52:59 PM

Yeah, they are all right.  Great stuff... is that a new shirt you are wearing?
chip arnold Says:
Sunday, September 16, 2007 @11:43:07 PM

This is a hard tune to play well. As always, you've played beautifully. And by the way, congratulations on the brand new wife. You done good!

BigRedWarEagle Says:
Friday, February 5, 2010 @4:43:11 PM

I really wish I could play this banjo as well as you did, Craig! I downloaded this to my iTunes account and play it regularly. You can't play this tune and keep a bad brings a smile to my face every time. Play to the glory of God, my friend!!

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