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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: 2,156kb, uploaded 6/3/2007 5:58:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
A terrific fiddle tune. Geoff Shannon on guitar, Debbie Sorensen-Boeh on Fiddle, Karen Mueller on Autoharp and Craig Evans on Banjo. Woo-hoo!
on “Frailin w/ Friends - Woodchoppers Reel”
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 @5:40:25 PM
Just discovered this tune. LOVE IT! You play it great, and the autoharp is phenomenal. WOW! We don't have autoharp like that in New Mexico, at least nobody I've met plays it that well.
How about doing a Tune of the Week and putting this one up for all to experience?
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