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Fall 2014 -- Being here more

Monday, November 10, 2014

Greetings from McGaheysville - Added two new vid files yesterday - let me know if there is anything you might be pondering on the banjo - I'll try to address any need - FREE - Not selling anything... More vids to come... - d

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Is it really September 7th

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New Banjo Vids

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Becoming more involved

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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss

Me and Martha 2018 Holiday Banjo Set

Me & Martha - Culpeper County Library - Set 3 - Banjo

2015 Me & Martha Banjo Set

3008 House Concert - Banjo Set

Me & Martha 5-String Banjo Set

Me & Martha Mountain Dulcimer Set

MMRDEMO WhisperingPines

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Newest Music

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Genre: Bluegrass
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Playing Since: 1959
Experience Level: Purty Good

[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: professional musician, college professor

Gender: Male
Age: 72

My Instruments:
Deering GDL - 1992
Custom Andy Boarman - 1973
Gibson Bowtie - RB250 - 1951
Berry - Custom - All Metal
1938 OOO-18 - 1938

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
any individual or group of musicians who set out to discover the life-long journey and passion of being a music maker.

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Created 11/7/2004
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Don is a 5th generation music maker (most mountain music instruments except the fiddle) from the Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley playing and singing “mountain music” on stage in his father’s band at the age of 8. He has a Ph.D. in American music and popular culture and is currently a visiting sociology professor at Bridgewater College in Bridgewater Virginia. His wife, Martha Hills is a native Mainer and has over 10 years experience in pre k-3 educational. Musically, she has developed and presented a series of parent/child workshops focusing on music making with children in mind. Martha and Don (a.k.a. “Me & Martha”) conduct slow-jam workshops, lectures on a variety of subject areas, perform at concerts and festivals, conduct fund-raising events, sponsor formal and informal jams, author topical books and papers, and promote music making as a way of life, creating community and connecting bridges. More info:

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