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Posted by BANJ58 on Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Hello to all;

I started trying to learn the banjo around 1973. It was a hard process and after six months and learning Cripple Creek, I laid it down. Since then it has been an off and on thing until last year.

i picked up the banjo and decided it was either now or never, as I was getting older and soon would not be able to learn. Since then, I have worked at it and now know a few tunes and want to do backup. Although I am trying hard, it is a slow process. I have now taken 2 lessons from John Lawless and it is starting to work.

If there is anyone near that wants to come by and pick, I welcome you. I am retired and can pick nearly any time . Learning to pick is my dream. I would like to be able to play with a band just once before it is too late.



4 comments on “ME AND MY BANJO”

Joanchek Says:
Wednesday, June 6, 2007 @11:02:21 AM

Steve, I wish I was still in Beckley... I'd come by and I'd even bring supper along!  Lovely part of the country.  There USED to be a parking lot jam (I'm talking '95-ish) Saturday mornings at the Flea Market just off Lafayette Drive.  Not sure of the exact name of the street, but if you stay on it you go down the hill into Beaver.  Might be worth a ride out that way to check.

PruchaLegend Says:
Thursday, June 7, 2007 @2:06:35 AM

"Learning to play after you retire is a great thing. You have enough time to practice and you're too old for anyone to expect you to get good."
That's an approximation of a quote in the Shoe comic strip.

fisher Says:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 @7:16:52 PM

imagine how good you will be when you are 70  ]:~))

wrightedward Says:
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 @1:27:17 PM

I am 72 and i am not much closer to breing good than when i started ha ha .But do it because i love it .We will get together soon .

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