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intro to clawhammer

Posted by georgia clunker on Sunday, July 8, 2012

So, banjo, as a kid my dad played with a guy Joe Cook from Marietta, he played tenor banjo, ragtime, really incredible. Then the usual bluegrass influence for a southern boy, Dad took me to a fest in Lavonia Ga, about 1967 or 8, Reno/Carl Story/Bill Monroe/Jim n' Jesse...,the big "but" at about age 45 went to Fiddler's Grove, playing Miss/Delta blues with Hal Beaver for about 11  years there, all the while getting enamored with ole time banjo, bought an SS Stewart, even playin' it on a cd Hal recorded (blues), so now I've broken it out once again and am working regularly on my claw and blues with a bit of ragtime approach to some tunes. loved the "Give Me the Banjo" show.

2 comments on “intro to clawhammer”

Oplunk Says:
Sunday, July 8, 2012 @2:00:14 PM

I hope clawing gives you great pleasure and very little grief!

georgia clunker Says:
Sunday, July 8, 2012 @5:12:44 PM

it is indeed a fun thing. good to meet you through this machine.

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