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Holy Crap ... I'm retired!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Well, actually I have taken 3 weeks vacation owing me and will officially retire on April 30th. So there's no going back. I will play and play every day for the rest of my life. How good is that? And hopefully now that I have my evenings free, there will be some pickin' jams and more workshops in my future. I am blessed with reasonable health and three beautiful banjos to spend my retirement with.    


Christmas Present

Monday, December 30, 2013 Add Comment

BCBW Great Week

Monday, September 19, 2011 Add Comment

First Bluegrass workshop.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 Add Comment

New adventures

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 1 comment

Gettin' better

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Add Comment

Back playing

Sunday, August 22, 2010 Add Comment

I'm a Klutz!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 2 comments

New Year's Banjo

Friday, January 1, 2010 3 comments

Still Pickin'

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Add Comment

Practice makes perfect?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008 1 comment


Sunday, April 13, 2008 Add Comment

Small change, big results

Thursday, March 13, 2008 2 comments

First Bluegrass Festival

Monday, August 20, 2007 1 comment

New Banjo

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 3 comments

Gettin' itchy!

Sunday, March 11, 2007 2 comments

The Banjo Special

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 2 comments

New finger picks

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 1 comment

RSI - Repetitive Stress Injury

Friday, January 19, 2007 Add Comment


Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2 comments

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Genre: Unknown/None Chosen
Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

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Playing Since: 2005
Experience Level: Intermediate

[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 74

My Instruments:
Deering John Hartford, Deering Sierra, Vega Bluegrass Senator, Larrive LV05E guitar, Composite Acoustics GX guitar, Martin D28

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka
Bill Keith,
Chris Quinn/Foggy Hogtown Boys,
Sammy Shelor,
John Hartford

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Created 5/27/2006
Last Visit 6/25/2018

Began playing guitar as a teenager 1965. Within 2 years I became a folk singer, following the styles of Lightfoot, Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary etc. and played with various small groups at university coffee houses, small clubs and fall fairs. My part time job in television became full time in 1969. I work for the CTV network in Toronto Canada. The TV biz pays the bills but my true passion is playing music. I bought my first banjo in August 2005. I quickly realized I will be learning for the rest of my days. Thanx to Grant MacNeil at the Twelfth Fret in Toronto, for all the TLC and good advice on all things banjo. I have a grown son and daughter. I dabble in computer graphics, Adobe PhotoShop and digital photography and am an ardent baseball fan.

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