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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: 3,605kb, uploaded 12/2/2007 10:42:56 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Here's When I Lay My Burdens Down, a third cut from our newly released Gospel CD. As a part of the thread discussion on use of clawhammer as backup, this song requires sparse instrumentation, but the banjo's use of chops (short and hard) serve as POWERFUL reinforcers of the beat as well as give the song momentum. I've also thrown in what Chuck Leyda (the singer) calls "flimsydiddles"... little music ornamentations that either tie a tune together between a verse and chorus or finish off a phrase.
on “Singleton Street Gospel - Lay My Burdens Down”
Sunday, December 02, 2007 @2:04:36 PM
Great song, well played and sang.
Monday, February 11, 2008 @7:46:41 PM
I love your playing, you are very accomplished...and the rest of em!
Monday, August 11, 2008 @1:01:25 PM
Wow! Really sweet.
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