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Playing Since: 1968

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Occupation: Web publisher (Autism Hangout dotcom), writer, teacher and now, documentarian! Yee-ha!

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Age: 64

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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 - Down the Old Plank Road

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10 people like this

Play count: 960
Size: 1,826kb, uploaded 9/28/2008 1:34:46 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingI heard this last night about 11P on a Robin and Linda Williams CD. I was so jazzed by it, I grabbed "Omega" this afternoon and laid this one down. What a GREAT TUNE!

11 comments on “Frailin - Down the Old Plank Road”

mainejohn Says:
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @1:43:38 PM

You're just too damn good. What took you so long to post this great tune?
bsa Says:
Sunday, September 28, 2008 @7:56:45 PM

Nice one Craig
RatLer Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @4:52:30 AM

Way too much fun for one person...Very nice, Craig
john fincher Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @6:30:02 AM

Nice to hear a banjo having so much fun - great playing.
FretlessinTexas Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @10:14:26 AM

Dang, you put some energy into that one. Great job.
campbelldb Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @3:34:13 PM

Many thanks for this; really enjoyed it!



Jane C Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @3:40:06 PM

You have such a great voice Craig, to be able to play and sing at the same time is a gift, who says men can't multi task?
FiddlerFaddler Says:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @8:13:40 AM

Craig, you had too much fun with this.  This quickened your pulse and increased your metabolic rate, thereby increasing your carbon footprint, never mind the reaction of the listeners, thus contributing to global warming.

All I can say is, I hope that you do that as often as possible!  With your help, the area I live in will move from growing region 5 to growing region 6, and gardeners here will be indebted to you and other like-minded pickers.
gkuchan Says:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @12:28:23 PM

Nothing better than frailing with a smile...Thanks, brother...
Johnboy109 Says:
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @7:16:42 AM

A great tune.Thanx for posting it.
thombanjo Says:
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @7:41:15 PM

Just love the way you play with such drive and JOY...what a talent you have

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