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Doug Dillard - Better than Earl?

Posted by Evil on Friday, May 4, 2007

Well after playing nothing but Earl, Earl and Earl for a over a year my wife got me a Dillards album and now I'm blown away with Dougs style of banjo playing. dougs Tune is now my favorite tune to play, followed by dooley :) still dig Earl but they is just something about Dougs style of playing that I really like. is it because doug seems to lead with this fingers and Earl leads with his thumb? I don't know answers on a postcard :)

2 comments on “Doug Dillard - Better than Earl?”

Paul Bock Says:
Friday, May 4, 2007 @4:54:12 PM

     Richie, they're both gteat.  As you begin to develop your own style youi may find - as I have - that certain approaches used by each have their place in a variety of songs, many of which neither recorded. 

     Back in the early 1960s Doug was THE fastest player I'd ever heard.

twhite54 Says:
Friday, May 4, 2007 @6:34:33 PM

those two belong to an exclusive club where it's no longer a matter one being better than the other, only stylisticly different and there's not a thing wrong with that... nothing wrong with having a favorite either 'cause it keeps the world goin' 'round...

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