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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: 1,108kb, uploaded 9/22/2008 12:14:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! My new Chuck Lee all walnut Marble Falls with the Bill Rickard tubaphone tone ring (this one is called Alpha)! Woo-hoo! (I can't talk right now... gotta go PLAY!). Woo-hoo!!!
on “Frailin - Over the Waterfall (on Alpha)”
Monday, September 22, 2008 @1:53:20 PM
really nice.what a lovely sound!!!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @6:36:19 AM
Well, Craig, you certainly have earned yourself the moniker *Frailin.* The sound is exquisite, and you have played this piece commendably. Keep on frailin' and keep 'em comin'!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008 @2:51:34 PM
Lovely playing from a great sounding banjo! Thanks for posting this.
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Thursday, September 25, 2008 @8:32:11 AM
Great, five stars for you !
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Friday, September 26, 2008 @12:02:02 PM
Great stuff Craig, your new banjo sounds mellow and smooth with a pretty 'pop' and you play it sooo well mate....! Glad you're enjoying them.
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @5:50:33 PM
The distinctive "Craig Evans" sound. Thanks for posting this.
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