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Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 1962
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Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Retired Sociology Prof.

Gender: Male
Age: 75

My Instruments:
1930s Vega Tubaphone conversion, 1960s Gibson RB175, 1930s Orpheum A conversion, 1970s Youngberg (a local banjo luthier) White Lady, Spear aluminum, StewMac kit, Saga kit, 1940s? Kay. Also several guitars and dobros.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Mark Johnson, Hedy West, Bill Keith, Alan Munde, James McKinney, Gerald Jones, Kathy Barton Para, & Earl (of course).

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Created 3/10/2008
Last Visit 12/6/2019

Born in Arkansas, I bought a Kay banjo from a one-armed guy in 1962, and learned to play it over the next several years. The only instruction I found at that time was Pete Seeger's LP "How to Play the 5-string Banjo," which centered on up-picking. I didn't know there was a more comprehensive book that went with the LP. I switched to frailing style at the recommendations of a few pickers I met. I held a "banjubilee" party last year to celebrate my 50th anniversary of trying to play the banjo. I currently play banjo in "Banjovi," mostly a contradance band, and dobro in the "Tomcats", a bluegrass band. Each does 8 or 10 gigs a year. I enjoy most jamming with other folks here in the Illinois Ozarks. I have a few people whom I'm helping learn banjo: I call myself a helper rather than a teacher because my picking style is oddball, often I don't really know what my hands are doing, and I tend no to play tunes the same way twice.

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