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Playing Since: 1948
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Interests:
[Teaching] [Helping]

Occupation: musician/teacher

Gender: Male
Age: 83

My Instruments:
Grundy, Flintriver (The Parrot)
Grundy, Lonnie Hoppers Signature Model
1928 Gibson TB3
1954 RB 250

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Created 7/24/2006
Last Visit 10/20/2016

I started playing banjo as a pro in 1953 as a member of 'The Ozark Opry', at the Lake of the Ozarks. I was a Bluegrass Boy in the 62/63 era. I recorded 12 songs on Decca with Mr. Bill. I currently have a band (Lonnie Hoppers & New Union) and am still playing, mostly in the mid-west. I teach banjo and that's very special for me to pass on the knowledge I've gathered throughout all my years of playing. What a blessing it is to ( Pass It On ). The next generation of banjo players will be very hard to clean after.

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