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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: 2,139kb, uploaded 10/26/2006 11:03:46 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Recorded with one of my favorite fiddlers, Deb Sorensen-Boeh.
on “Frailin and Deb - Fisher's Hornpipe”
Friday, November 3, 2006 @2:16:44 PM
another good one ! my compliments.
Friday, November 10, 2006 @8:53:00 PM
Fishers is one of the best hornpipes!!! Great playing and counter playing with the fiddle. Good stuff.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 @6:09:31 PM
What a great high-energy tune! Well done.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 @7:55:26 PM
A happy, very upbeat version...and durned good pickin' if I may say so!
Saturday, September 8, 2007 @10:06:16 PM
Phenomenal. I doesn't seem right that I downloaded that for free!
Monday, July 28, 2008 @10:14:00 AM
That's wonderful! You're a great frailer!
Monday, September 12, 2011 @9:20:21 AM
wow...add that to the list of what I would one day like to play like...incredible.
my mind is literally blown.
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