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Playing Since: 2005
Experience Level: Purty Good

[Jamming] [Socializing]

Gender: Male
Age: 69

My Instruments:
Gibson Blackjack
Fender FB-59 with lots of upgrades;
Gold Tone Tranjo
Sega Resonator RK-2 archtop
"Play anywhere" wood-block-head banjo
Fender Concert Tone Tenor

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Earl Scruggs (the better I get, the more I am impressed with him)
Bela Fleck (if he can think it, he can play it, but I can't!);
Alan Munde (his arrangements are a perfect balance of Scruggs and melodic styles, and efficient to play, too)

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Created 3/7/2006
Last Visit 3/12/2021

Instrument maker friend build me a banjo out of parts he had laying around in 1977. Started with the Pete Seeger book and floppy vinyl record, playing frailing style. After a year or so, put the banjo aside. Got the bug again in 2005 and have been playing Scruggs style ever since. I occasionally take lessons with Glenn Nelson of Mockingbird Music in Berlin, MA and more recently study with Rich Stillman. Have a tenor banjo but haven't done much with it.

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