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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: 2,600kb, uploaded 11/23/2007 2:18:21 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Here's a cut from our upcoming Gospel CD. There is NO music more fun to perform than Gospel. Here's an example. Hope you feel the joy!
on “Singleton Street Gospel - Old Hymn Medley”
Sunday, November 25, 2007 @6:50:42 PM
If you guys don't get this on the radio, at least in the Twin Cities, then there's some thing wrong. Absolutely, wonderful!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 @2:38:54 PM
Hey Craig! Congratulations! This sounds great.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 @8:51:07 AM
Graig, I always know when y'all are playing while I am out of my computer room. I keep the volume up and sense your energy right away. Thanks for sharing your music with us! Ken
Saturday, August 02, 2008 @4:50:59 AM
Superb stuff! Just been playing in our town centre for an open air service a similar gospel medley. And there is nothing LIKE playing gospel, at speed!!! thanks for what you do. Wish you could just skip across the pond and come and play in my church with me! God Bless You - HallelujahAL
Sunday, August 10, 2008 @8:46:01 PM
That old time gospel, it's good enough for me.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 @12:54:29 PM
I love good gospel music thanks .
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