Been a while since I blogged. Not much has happened. Still playing, but haven't played as often as I used to. I got invited to go up to Tobermory and play with my wife's uncle Carl again. He is playing at a cancer charity benefit that I played in with him once before. He wants to play Toby Keith's Red Solo Cup. I have 4 days to learn it. Tried it a couple of times last night, wasn't too tough. Practiced it again today. Might be all for naught though. I may be starting a new job this weekend.2 comments
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Texasbanjo replied to topic 'SUBJECT CLOSED THX! Seeking local instructor for Scruggs style banjo' 3 days
Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Novice
Occupation: Carpenter / Cabinetmaker
5 string, Samick, designed by Gregg Bennett. I started on piano, now play violin and mandolin some. Harmonica when the mood strikes.
Allison Krauss and Union Station(Ron Block), front Porch String Band,Konnarock Critters, J.D. Crowe and the New South, The Lonesome River Band, Sammy Shelor, The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Daryle Singletary, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Deana Carter, Clint Black, Alabama, Charlie Major, George Strait, James Alan Shelton, Joe Diffie, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sammy Kershaw, Martina McBride, Ricky Skaggs, David Ball, Shania Twain, Waylon Jennings, Randy Travis, Marty Robbins, John Michael Montgomery, Dolly Parton, Grandpa Jones, and naturally..... Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. And that's just for starters :-)
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I've been addicted to music all my life. I grew up with a piano in my home, started out on the trumpet in school band in 5th grade, switched to the baritone in jr. high school and played that through high school. Got an acoustical guitar for christmas when I was 18. Bought a Les Paul - studio model guitar when I was in my 20's. Bought a piano of my own (a Petrof) when I was about 30. Learned to play harmonica (including all the reed bends and overblows) in my 30's. And just recently made a banjo purchase about three years ago (I'm about to turn 53). Got a violin and mandolin for christmas from my better half. Guess I'll try them also.
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