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Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Genre: Country
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Genre: Unknown/None Chosen
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Purty Good

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Occupation: Student

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Hohner Openback, Homemade Stanley Hicks Style Resonator, homemade fretless gourd banjos, Saga Archtop Banjo, Vega Bluegrass Ranger, 4 string short scale tenor banjo, homemade minstrel banjo

Favorite Bands/Musicians:

Frank Lee, Hylo Brown And The Timberliners,, Freight Hoppers, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Camp Creek Boys,
Grandpa Jones, Charlie Poole, Uncle Dave Macon,
Tony Furtado, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Hackensaw Boys, Uncle Earl, Abigail Washburn, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Greencards, Crooked Still, Gillian Welch, Roscoe Holcomb, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Tommy Jarrell, William Ellliott Whitmore, Tony Rice, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Vassar Clements, The Spikedrivers, Stephanne Grapelli, Django Reinhardt, John Hartford, Earl Scruggs, Jerry Douglas, David Rawlings, Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Dolly Parton, Dirk Powell, Riley Baugus, Bela Fleck

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Created 1/8/2008
Last Visit 10/23/2014

Andy Smith started studying classical violin at age 7, and quickly became interested in Irish and bluegrass fiddling traditions. He played violin in various youth orchestras in Cleveland OH. He also won a scholarship to the Irish summer workshops at Augusta Heritage Center in West Virginia. Andy began playing mandolin and dobro in 2000, as well as expanding his fiddling to include Old-time Appalachian and Scottish styles. At the Kent State University he performed with the KSU orchestra while pursuing degrees in Latin and Greek. At Kent State University he regularly attended the KSU folk festivals, and this is where the love for all things banjo began, with clawhammer and bluegrass both being objects of obsession. Andy also builds his own banjos and is currently playing with the local bluegrass group River Ghost Revue. Andy teaches banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and dobro

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