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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 Festival Fun - Little Birdie

Posted by frailin

25 people like this

Play count: 1994
Size: 4,585kb, uploaded 8/13/2007 12:32:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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6 comments on “Frailin Festival Fun - Little Birdie”

mainejohn Says:
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 @1:08:11 PM

I love this tune, and you guys do a bang-up job, especially the clawhammer. Heck, even I can play this tune. You should hear me! (Well, maybe not!)
Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, October 06, 2007 @1:49:38 PM

I'm late catching up with this one.  This is just lovely.  Great tickling on the banjo.  We have a short while for to be here, and a long time to be gone.  Just in case we forgot, we need to sing it again.
festusbug Says:
Wednesday, December 19, 2007 @12:42:54 AM

What fun! Great relaxed session vibe - particularly enjoyed the harmonies, the false stops and the rowdy mandolin break.
Friday, February 08, 2008 @10:27:54 PM

Banjo Possum Says:
Tuesday, October 07, 2008 @10:59:47 AM

love the song.  sounds like you have a great time!
FretfulFingers Says:
Monday, July 12, 2010 @4:54:11 AM

Fun song, great vibe, and some nice singing, and the banjo is ok to :)

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