Posted by joshmoorekff on Sunday, January 29, 2012
So my Name is Josh Moore
this is my first blog entry on banjo hangout
I currently play a Ventura Banjo with a mahogany Resonator.
Its basically a student banjo, spent about 650 on it but i bought a new resonator and a new wooden pick guard and a new bridge.
I got My first banjo in January 2011 as a graduation gift and i completely fell in love with it. I cant put the thing down for 10 minutes. I did learn real fast but i also played guitar and piano for 3 years before i picked up the banjo so i definitely had some music theory and experience, i knew somewhat of what i was doing when i started playing. I always kind of knew i was going to be im a bluegrass band, i was raised as a fest kid, My parents would take me to all the festivals like Kerrville and old settlers and Gruene Hall and so on, an I always just loved the feel and the rhythm of bluegrass music. It just has so many cultural roots and stories behind it, its the greatest type of music out there. My dream banjo is a Nechville Phantom banjo, with the Galaxy inlay on the fret board, hopefully someday i will have enough money to buy one. I am in a band Called Bottom Dollar String Band
Were all fairly young, but we love playing bluegrass, we play a lot in Austin, Wimberley, San Marcos, Houston. And we actually are traveling to Maine and Illinois this summer to play some bluegrass festivals.
I also play a Deering Goodtimes 2 sometimes when im in the mood to frail and play some old timey toons.
I am mainly a melodic/3 finger Scruggs player. i love it more than anything in the world. I was self taught for the first 7 months i played but then i started taking lesson from Trevor Smith; Banjo player from Green Mountain Grass
Hes The Best banjo player i know, i only hope to one day be as good as him, i am very pleased to have him as an instructor. If you have never heard Green mountain Grass you should definitely check them out. i Believe you can find them on reverbnation and facebook and you tube. I also Have recently purchased 6 or 7 books that have helped out a lot. I would definitely recommend buying tabliture books such as the banjo pickers fake book or really just anything by Tony Trischka. I am new to the Banjo Hangout and i have heard so much about it. All good things. If you live in Texas and ever want to jam or want to come see a show just contact me and id love to set something up.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 @1:49:29 PM
Checked out your facebook and liked what I heard. I have shared the site with friends who also like BG. Hope you guys get a chance to come to Georgia. I am taking lessons from Jim "Duck" Adkins with Cedar Hill.
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