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Lurking on the site and playing ukulele with locals and banjo in a worship group

Thursday, December 27, 2018 @5:13:24 AM

The years have passed since I turned 70 and am approaching 75 next year.  I hope I am not getting curmudgeonly.  I am still active on the mission field and over the last years have visited Peru often and Chile once this year.  I have expanded my playing to include ukulele.  This has been a delight as I can pack a ukulele in my carryon bag and enjoy making music while in foreign lands.  They are also so much cheaper than banjos! Locally there are a good number of people who get together for ukulele jam sessions.  I love playing anonymously in these groups and enjoying the fellowship.  My banjo playing is limited to church and sometimes sitting in with a local string band whose music is traditional country dance music.  

My banjo of choice is now a conversion that I put together - a 1924 Gibson tenor Jr. rim with a lovely style 1 neck by Wyatt Fawley.  I attached a flush fit resonator (aftermarket for a Goodtime) that is a tad wide but works well.  This featherlite instrument is mellow and easy to play.  I have just purchased a 1920s Gretsch tenor which needed rescuing and I may use it as a simple chording A scale instrument to accompany worship at our community church.

My most recent trade was for a guitar - a beat up Gibson B15 from either 1966 or 1969 - we shall see where that goes.

Meanwhile I lurk on the HO site as well as the Ukulele Underground.  Life is good - Happy New Year.


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