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Playing Since: 1963
Experience Level: Novice


Occupation: pensioner

Gender: Male
Age: 78

My Instruments:
Banjoes: a 1923 Vega Fairbanks Tubaphone #9 and a 1960's Boston Vega F-W. Guitars: a pre-1900 Bruno parlor and a new Martin 0-28v.s.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Doc Watson, David Holt, Mary Cox, all the Seegers, the New Lost City Ramblers and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, loved their music.

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Created 4/3/2006
Last Visit 3/17/2023

A pre-boomer, went through my yipee,dippy hippie phase back in the sixties until Uncle Sam snabbergrabbed me for a couple of years. Got married, had two kids, divorced, a proud father and grandfather. I got my first banjo when in high-school, got to page 18 of the Pete Seeger manual and came to an impasse for a couple of decades.....slowly attempting to progress now. I've worked diligently at developing a lot of bad playing habits over the years that I am finding out are quite difficult to break.......they have become so well ingrained that I am on the verge of adopting them as my "style".

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