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Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 1978
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Occupation: Musician

Gender: Male
Age: 66

My Instruments:
I play banjos made by Kevin Enoch and Bob Momich. Most times, I play a 1949 Gibson J-45, but when I travel by air, I take a dreadnaught-sized Voyage-Air guitar. (It folds up to fit in the overhead of most any plane, and unfolds to be a great instrument.) My fiddle was restored and given to me by Jim White, of Raleigh, NC.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Late, Great - Jim Lansford, Gail Heil, Mac Benford, J.P. Fraley, Curley Miller,Taylor McBaine, Bookmiller Shannon, Ollie Gilbert, Tommy Jarrell, J.P. Fraley, Holly Carlson, Dee Hicks, Jimmy Driftwood, Albert Hard, Fred Cockerham, Ralph Blizard, John B. Newberry, Steve Newberry, Odell Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Will Keys, Grandpa Jones, Original Carter Family, Wade Ward, Fields Ward, Norm Edmonds, John Salyer, Arthur Smith, Robert Sykes, Kyle Creed, Janette Carter, Paul Sutphin, Ernest East, Mike Seeger, A.C. Overton, Joe Thompson, Cathy Barton-Para, Marvin Gaster, John Murdock...

Still Here - Jim Collier, Kenny Jackson, Bobb Head, Paul Brown, Mike Bryant, Mike Compton, Bob Atchison, Chris Germain, Heinrich Leonhard, Wayne Martin, Margaret Martin, LaNelle Davis, Gail Gillespie, Dwight Rogers, Bruce Molsky, John Herrmann, Jim Newberry, Brett Riggs, Pandora Riggs, Jim Nelson, Mike Craver, Jim Watson, Jeff Miller, Andy Cahan, Rafe Stefanini, Bruce Greene, Bob Herring, Kim Lansford, Dave Para, Joel Zimmer, Bill Rogers, Jim Ruth, Lee Ruth...

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Created 1/27/2007
Last Visit 3/4/2024

I appeared frequently on A Prairie Home Companion, and was honored to be a featured singer on the Transatlantic Sessions tour in the United Kingdom with fiddler Aly Bain and Dobro master Jerry Douglas, and again at the debut of the Transatlantic Sessions at Merlefest. In addition to performing solo, I play in a duo with mandolin icon Mike Compton, and also perform with fiddler and step-dancer April Verch. I am the recipient of the songwriting prize for “Gospel Recorded Performance” at the 2012 IBMA Awards for my song “Singing As We Rise,” and co-writer (with Eric Gibson) of the 2013 IBMA Song of the Year for "They Called It Music." I also do solo and studio work, and teach and perform at festivals at home and abroad. For more about yours truly, go to

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