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Mount Union - You've Got to Move

Friday, February 19, 2010

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Mount Union

Sunday, November 1, 2009 3 comments

Flea Markets & 78's

Monday, September 21, 2009 Add Comment


Thursday, March 26, 2009 3 comments

Farewell to Cabin Fever

Sunday, February 15, 2009 2 comments

Banjo's preference

Friday, December 12, 2008 2 comments

Weak moment 09-13-08

Sunday, September 14, 2008 5 comments

Clifftop 2008

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Temlett 5-string zither banjo circa 1900

Restore a primitive, home-made fretless banjo

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Restore a ~1890 Gad Robinson 5-string Ladies banjo

Restore a ~1890 Bay State Model 299 Piccolo Banjo

Restore a ~1890 Bay State Model 316 banjo

Restore a 1920 Martin Model A mandolin

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

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

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Playing Since: 1974
Experience Level: Purty Good

Mark Ralston has made 58 recent additions to Banjo Hangout 

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Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Tommy Jarrell, Allen Brothers, Clarence Ashley, Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters, John Baltzell, Barter Young & Smith, Humphrey Bate, Mac Benford, Bentley Boys, Birkhead and Lane, Dad Blackard's Moonshiners, Blue Ridge Highballers, Blue Sky Boys, Bird's Kentucky Corn Crackers, Doc Boggs, Buck Mountain Band, Burnett & Rutherford, Callahan Brothers, Camp Creek Boys, Bob Carlin, Gaither Carlton, Carolina Buddies, Carolina Tar Heels, Carter Brothers & Son, John Carson, Carter family, Carter & Young, Fred Cockerham, John Cohen, Corn Cob Crushers, Grey Craig, Kyle Creed, everyone at Clifftop, Clyde Davenport, Delmore Brothers, Hazel Dickens, Dykes Magic City Trio, East Texas Serenaders, Eck Dunford, Norman Edmonds, John D. Foster, J. P. Fraley, Freeny's Barn Dance Band, Fuzzy Mt String Band, Georgia Yellowhammers, Georgia Wildcats, Ted Gossetts String Band, Grayson & Whittier, Grinnell Giggers, Gray & Nelson, Hale & Derry, Ed Haley, John Hammond, Edden Hammons, John Hartford, Hickory Nuts, Highwoods, Willard Hodgins, Hollow Rock String Band, Tommy Jarrell, Oscar Jenkins, Jimmy Johnson's String Band, Grandpa Jones, Karl & Harty, Alfred Karnes, Buell Kazee, Fiddlin Van Kidwell, Walt Koken, Leake County Revelers, Marty Lebenson, Charlie Lowe, Emmett Lundy, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, McFarland and Gardner, Dave Macon, J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, Wade Mainer, Marcus Martin, Massey Family, Sam & Kirk McGee, Floyd Ming & Pep Steppers, Monroe Brothers, Byrd Moore, Narmour & Smith, NLCR, Nicholsons Players, North Carolina Cooper Boys, Chubby Parker, Phipps Holiness Quartet, Pickard Family, Charlie Poole, Pope's Arkansas Mountaineers, Dirk Powell, Prairie Ramblers, Price Family Sacred Singers, Obray Ramsey, Reaves White County Ramblers, Red Fox Chasers, Alfred Reed, Henry Reed, Ola Belle Reed, Don Richardson, Rigel's Fountain Citians, Jean Ritchie, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, Fiddlin Doc Roberts, Art Rosenbaum, Rustical Quality String Band, Rutherford & Foster, John Salyer, Scottdale String Band, Mike Seeger, Shelor Family, Smiths Garage Fiddle Band, Smith's Sacred Singers, Arthur Smith, Walter Smith, Allen Sisson, Kilby Snow, Skillet Lickers, Carl Sprague, South Georgia HIghballers, Southern Melody Boys, Stamps Quartet, Stanley Brothers, Lowe Stokes, Stoneman family, Am Stuart, John W. Summers, Supertones, Taylor's Kentucky Boys, Tennessee Mountaineers, Benny Thomasson, Three Tobacco Tags, Stephen Tucker, Uncle Bud and his Plow Boys, Crockett Ward, Wade Ward, Doc Watson, Weems String Band, Whetstone Run, Whitmire Blue Sky Trio, Chris Wig, Dacosta Woltz, Tommy Jarrell

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Started playing in the 1970's, played banjo & fiddle w/ Rustical Quality String Band (based in central PA) for ~ 15 years, played gigs, dances in PA & Northeast US. Took a long time off from old-time music (raising 2 sons, job, etc.), got back into the music around 2007 after I stumbled across a wonderful old Cole Eclipse at a local auction AND BOY AM I ENJOYING MYSELF AGAIN ! ! ! ! ! ! Currently enjoying collecting & restoring old banjos, also do recreational lapidary & jewelry-making. I'm 5000eclipse on YouTube.

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