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Genre: Folk
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Folk
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 1975
Experience Level: Purty Good

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

Occupation: Yep

Gender: Male
Age: 69

My Instruments:
Lyon & Healy, S.S. Stewart Student, home made gascan banjo, oilcan banjo, Alvarez Silver Princes, Alvarez Delux, Supertone, Fairbanks No.1, Dobson parlor banjo

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
George Lowander, Larry Unger, Steve Earle, Dave Carter, Tony Ellis, Steve Martin, Buell Kazee, Josh Rondeau

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Created 2/6/2008
Last Visit 11/30/2019

I play clawhammer, drop thumb, double thumb, I gave up on Scruggs style after 25 years of frustration. Some people just don't have Scruggs hands. A friend sold me a banjo that had "Fairbanks Maker" written in the back, I didn't even know what it was. I took it to my landlord George Lowander who I knew had some banjos. He turned out to be a banjo coot, genius, banjo designer and collector. He explained to me what I had and said I couldn't play a banjo like that the way I was trying to play. He told me to throw away my picks, and thus liberated me from the tyrany of Scruggs style forever. Thanks George..

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