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Grateful Dead Covers Project

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

I love playing Dead Tunes! Seems easier for me because a lot of the songs are "burned" into my brain. I'm a believer that all of their songs can be played on the banjo. Especially three finger style. I mean, come on, Listen to recordings of the years when Bruce Hornsby was playing with them. He was doing banjo rolls on the piano!


I've been jamming with a couple other "retired"heads on a regular basis of and on over the past couple years. We recorded these videos a couple weeks ago to send into the Dead Covers project. We do lots others too depending on our moods, but these are the ones we recorded that Saturday.

I play a modified 3 finger style on an electric banjo, because there are drums. Sounds a little weird. I had better days playing and I' still learning, but well...It is me playing banjo, so I thought I'd post it here. Hope you enjoy!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsxqjU9GrxI

L&N 2:10 &4:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czGEPqk8-I0

Rider Banjo breaks @ 4:00

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpLZ5QpjtbE

Me and My Uncle Banjo breaks 1:50 & 3:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTvkPXih8y4

Shady Grove banjo breaks @ 1:30 @2:30 & 3:15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdxmHNHlpLk

FOTD 2:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mix267H8Tz4

Deep Elem 1:50

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing Since: 2007
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Gender: Male
Age: 47

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Nechville Wintergrass Zeus
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Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Grateful Dead,Newgrass Revival, Yonder Mountain, Greensky, Jerry Garcia, Earl Scruggs, Scott Vestal, Jens Kruger, Courtney Johnston, Bela Fleck, Steve Martin, Chris Pandolfi, Andy Thorn, Pat Cloud, Bill Keith, Bobby Thompson, Tony T.

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Learning to play the banjo has been a journey. She's been my savior and my nemisis. She introduces me to great people and an interesting way of looking at the world.

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