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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: 1963
Experience Level: Novice

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Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 78

My Instruments:
Epiphone EB88 ser. 185732, Vega Whyte Laydie style No.2 ser. 92534. Guild Guitar Mod. 04 - NT HR, ser. AY045019 (I think). Chromaharp. A couple of home-made Banjo Ukeleles (which I love a lot).

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
All, no discrimination whatsoever, but high up are Don Reno, Eddie Adcock, Douglas Dillard, John Hartford, Bill Keith, Butch Robins..........and many more.

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Created 3/4/2010
Last Visit 10/7/2021

I started playing banjo near the end of my apprenticeship, nothing much to learn from living in an isolated community (Broken Hill NSW) - Pete Seeger's great 'Red Book' and listening to records slowed down to 16 rpm. I was sole accompanist in a 'Kingston Trio' styled group playing guitar for a while till we all branched out to other instruments, I chose banjo and learned to keep my head 'above water' we played the scene from 1961 till 1965 doing charity spots, Cabarets, sets in the very popular Jazz concerts in the Town Hall. We trid to make the scene in the nearest capital city Adelaide, didn't make much of an impact, except one night singing at a 'coffee house' and the New Lost City Ramblers dropped in after their concert was over.......they said 'Hey boys come and join us for a jam session' we followed them but found their playing pace was much too good for us bushies so we stuck around and watched for a while. Since then the banjo and music pushed aside through marriage and a couple of young'uns.......subsequently bought back when they left the scene.......that's about it, lots of instruments played but none how I'd like to. I love acoustic music played out in the open.

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