Posted by JedMarum on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I recently worked at a Civil War historical reenactment weekend, where I played a few of the social events and presented music and instrument demonstrations from a booth on the front lawn of the museum. I quickly learned that if I sat in my demo area playing guitar, people would smile “hello” and wander along their way – but if I sat there playing the banjo, they’d all stop!
“Is that a banjo?” they’d ask. Or they’d say, “My Dad used to play banjo,” or “can you play Foggy Mountain Breakdown? How about the
I had taken this gig as a last minute fill-in when a festival I was booked at canceled, but over the course of the weekend, I earned my keep in CD sales – all because of the banjo. And the truth is; I love the banjo too! I had a great time setting there for three days, playing banjo the whole time. My neighbors may have gotten tired of it, but I never did!
I’ve come to this conclusion; mankind has invented a lot of beautiful musical instruments, but God gave us the banjo!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @1:04:42 PM
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 @1:43:07 PM
It's true, ain't it!
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