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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: 1,960kb, uploaded 11/2/2006 3:34:42 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
This song was also recorded with Nick (fiddle), Loyd (guitar) and Karl (bass... the Eelpout Stringers) about 30 minutes after the double-shot mocha. I was feelin' the caffine. Woo-hoo!
on “Eelpouts - Yellow Rose of Texas”
Friday, November 3, 2006 @1:22:57 PM
Ah yes. This is the kind of sound that makes me want to take up the frailing style of picking. Maybe some day ...... Love it!
||Don Borchelt Says:|
Friday, November 3, 2006 @7:10:03 PM
Just terrific. Very fluid and dynamic picking. I like all of the nice contrapuntal maneuvers you threw in here and there. Spicey!
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 @1:28:30 PM
Wow, mighty fine !!! Very powerfull.
Monday, November 20, 2006 @9:43:14 AM
Great job! Delightful!
||darryl k. Says:|
Tuesday, January 9, 2007 @12:14:34 AM
Sweet ! I keep hittin the replay button ....over and over...
Friday, February 2, 2007 @8:15:53 AM
I've listened to this at least 10 times. Craig...you do a great job on this, as always. I hope I can mooch a 5 minute lesson this summer! (OK...it'll take longer than that, but it's a start!)
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