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August, the start of a new season...

Posted by Banjo Mountain on Friday, August 20, 2010

Well its been a while since I been on banjohangout, but I haven't forgotten what a great website and resource it is to all banjo players. I'm now into my 4th year at the University of Georgia, still picking banjo and hosting "Bluegrass Junction" on UGA's student-run radio station, WUOG. I have this year and another before I graduate with an undergrad in landscape architecture(5 yr program). I'm kinda glad cause that's just one extra year for the economy to pick back up as much as it can(hopefully) so I can get hired. Been doing some tune ups to my banjos and they're sounding better all the time now. I just hope I find time to continue picking during the school year(now that summer is over).

My radio show, Bluegrass Junction, has grown more than I ever thought it would(which is a great thing for me and the promotion of bluegrass music). I now get packages of cds in the mail from people I've never met, friend requests on facebook from bluegrass fans all over the states, and more dedicated listeners on the web too. I hope to continue hosting and deejaying the show as long as I can while I'm at UGA. Unlike some of the other stations that play some bluegrass and old-time music, I still use turntables so I can play the real old records themselves. I think it adds a more realistic feel to the music to hear the original recording of Bluegrass Stomp off the original 78 rpm for example. But I also play cds, mp3s, etc for all the best in bluegrass of today. If you would like to listen in, feel free to check out our station's website, www.wuog.org, and listen live on Sundays from 4-6pm. You can also hear previous episodes of Bluegrass Junction there too. Check it out and let me know what you think. I always appreciate any feedback.



1 comment on “August, the start of a new season...”

dgill Says:
Friday, August 20, 2010 @2:06:25 PM

Will give a listen and I am sure it will be enjoyable. Good luck Jack and may all your dreams come true.

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