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Playing Since: 1984
Experience Level: Purty Good

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Occupation: IT-administrator

Gender: Male
Age: 56

My Instruments:
Banjo - Stelling "Sunflower"
Banjo - Nechville "Midnight Phantom"
Dobro - Wetcher Sheerhorn

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Created 1/21/2003
Last Visit 8/8/2022

I heard a 5-string banjo for the first time when I was about 14-15 years old. It was on the radio, they played a couple of songs from The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “Will the Circle Be Unbroken". After a few seconds I knew I had to learn how to play that. That sound totally grabbed my soul. Those tunes changed my life forever. My father played guitar around the house and I knew a couple of chords but that was about it. I saved up some money and bought a banjo. Now all I had to do was figure out how to play the damn thing. I wasn't doing all that great so my mother put in an add in a local paper, looking for a banjo teacher. “Dallas” answered and he taught me the basics. I am forever grateful. Then I took it from there. The first bands that really caught my attention were Country Gazette and New Grass Revival. I did spend a lot of time slowing down LP's trying to figure out how they played. That's how you learn - you copy others! I soon discovered that I didn't sound like the people I was trying to copy so I decided to develop my own way of playing. Today I think I sound a lot like me! I try to blend traditional "Scruggs" style with melodic,single string styles and whatever comes to mind. Although my heart will always belong to bluegrass, it is fun to play other styles as well. I sometimes have the opportunity to do studio recordings- I just love that!.

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