I just got my banjo back from having a new head installed. I bought the head from Deering. The head is a tribute to Pete Seeger. Like Seeger's banjo, it has the words around the head: "This Machine Surrounds Hate And Forces It To Surrender."
This new head may not make me play any better, but it sure does give my banjo some attitude. I love it.
If you are interested in a Pete Seeger head, check out the Deering Store:
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Playing Since: 2011
Experience Level: Just Startin'
Occupation: United Methodist Pastor
Banjo (Deering Classic Goodtime Special), Fiddle (handcrafted), Clarinet, Saxophone
Steve Martin, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Pete Seeger, Carter Family, Flatt and Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson, John McCutcheon and too many others to mention. I love all music from Appalachia, old time, bluegrass, and especially Celtic music.
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I grew up in Kingsport, TN. I was born and raised with bluegrass in my blood. Speaking of blood, I am fourth cousins with the Carter Family (A.P. and Eck specifically). I grew up going to the Carter Family Fold on Saturday nights. Now I live in Richmond, VA, but I haven't forgotten my roots. After a 30 year hiatus, I am taking up the banjo again.
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