Occupation: University SysAdmin/Lecturer. Father and Husband. Part-Time Banjo Ho! ;0) Go Heels!
My Instruments: 2005 Huber Vintage Series VRB-G +-+-+ 1930s TB-11 Conversion with Robin Smith mahogany neck and no-hole Dannick ring. +-+-+ 1926 Gibson TB-1 conversion with Arthur Hatfield neck and Huber Vintage ring
Favorite Bands/Musicians: I'm a big fan of both traditional players such as Earl Scruggs, JD Crowe, Joe Mullins and Ron Stewart and more contemporary players such as Tony Trischka, Bill Evans, Tom Adams, Alan Munde, Ron Block and Bill Keith.
I'm particularly influenced by my first banjo teacher, Joe Snipes. Joe and I still get together every now and then and he is one of my all time banjo heroes for obvious reasons.
I've recently been listening to the first two Longview albums, the first few Bluegrass Album Band albums, Tony Trischka's Terratory album and the Tom Adams and Michael Cleveland live duet album.