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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: 2,407kb, uploaded 10/26/2006 9:34:33 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Recorded right after a double-shot mocha. Fiddler is Nick Rowse, gee-tar is Loyd Mitchell and bass player, Karl Burke. We be the Eelpout Stringers. Woo-hoo!!
on “Eelpouts - Boatman”
Tuesday, October 31, 2006 @4:28:42 PM
If that won't make you get up and dance nothin' will. Great Tune!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 @6:26:23 AM
Craig , just a great tune well played !!! My compliments to you and the other guys.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 @12:39:52 PM
What a fun, happy tune!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 @1:43:53 PM
Good & strong & joyful! Great job Craig!
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 @2:31:43 PM
Yahooo! What a treat!
||Hunter Robertson Says:|
Monday, November 6, 2006 @4:43:37 PM
Great number Craig. Think I'll go fix myself a double mocha too!
||Mr Raymond Sutton Says:|
Sunday, December 10, 2006 @3:29:31 PM
Realy great playing Craig cant stop my foot tapping.Ray
||Foggy Banjo Says:|
Friday, January 19, 2007 @10:04:39 PM
Saturday, January 20, 2007 @11:00:24 AM
Songs like this remind me of why I love bluegrass and banjo.
Saturday, February 10, 2007 @2:51:06 PM
Great sound! If you don't find yourself doing some foot stomping you must be dead.
||Jody Hughes Says:|
Tuesday, February 13, 2007 @5:52:24 PM
Really enjoyed this one...i used to frail this tune a long time ago...forgot it...peace
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 @11:26:02 AM
Craig...I don't think anyone has more fun than you...These are all great tunes and a real pleasure to listen to...Can't stop my toes from tapping...by the way I love the Eelpout Logo! It'd be hard to kiss one of those things though!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 @2:31:13 PM
Hey Craig you are getting to be my favorite frailer/old time music man! What a great group, thanks for all the great tunes. God bless- Loy
Thursday, April 5, 2007 @1:50:44 PM
Delightfully lively...makes this ol Baptist want to egt up and dance...great frailin there Frailin!
Thursday, April 26, 2007 @1:46:35 PM
Soon as I heard this I just had to learn it ....... the sign for me of a great tune .... & great playing.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 @12:34:56 PM
I still can't get enough of this!
Saturday, June 23, 2007 @8:13:20 PM
Really nice!! I heard that sometimes the C part is played twice and now I know it's true! Excellent Job!
Friday, July 20, 2007 @10:34:41 AM
A brilliant song done by brilliant musicians. That's the sound I miss on stages here in Bavaria.
Thursday, November 22, 2007 @1:34:47 PM
Sounds like you were having fun and I enjoyed listening too.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 @1:48:24 PM
Sounds great Keep on jammin!
Saturday, June 28, 2008 @3:27:17 PM
I feel guilty git'n to listen to that for free. Mighty fine. Thanks.
Sunday, January 11, 2009 @5:50:56 PM
Exquisite! I'm forwarding this (and others) to my friend Marv Pederson who will be your new "neighbor"
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @12:58:35 PM
I can't download this one for some reason...I was looking forward to hearing it, too!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @3:03:59 PM
Ok. NOW it's back online (thanks, Eric). :)
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