Posted by pickabanjo on Saturday, July 28, 2012
I been asked a lot these days " what happened to you". Where did you go?, Are you still playing?, I even got the unwanted comment from a friend," Well, we thought you was dead". Fortunately I'm alive and I have NOT stopped playing Banjo. Let's face it, once you start playing the banjo, there is no putting it down. Example, I have been playing since 1978.....1978 is 34 years of Daily devotion to the banjo. When I proposed to my wife ask her if she would marry me and still let me play the banjo. It's a good thing she has keep her end of the bargain or she might find herself with out a banjo player for a husband...LOL
Seriously, after my family group " SouthernDrawl" stopped playing I went into a funk for awhile. I played out with a few different groups, but it wasn't like picking with the wife and Kids. My daughter went on to collage, under a Music scholarship, and our son joined the Navy. We are very proud of both of them and know they will be just fine with their lives. We have seen the kids of " The Cherryholmes family" grow into adults along with several other family groups during that time. Some went on to other musical things and some just dwindle away into the rut of life, never to be heard from again....
I still play but not in the public realm at this time, however I 'm preparing for the next step in my Musical life, I'm learning to play the fiddle....Fellow banjo players....please for give me....my wife on the other hand hasn't made her mind up about the fiddle....She said to me " Can't you put some frets on that thing?"....O well, she mean's well.
As for what's next for me , I don't really know. I stay in tune everyday with my talent and stand ready for the next challenge the comes before me. I know that God has something for me, I just have to be patient , and faithful to him and he will open the door into the next chapter of my Music. After all it all belongs to him in the first place......peace
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @3:37:53 PM
Kevin, good to see you back. Good luck with the fiddle!
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