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Playing Since: 2002
Experience Level: Purty Good
Occupation: I climb cell phone towers
1979 Gibson Mastertone (copy made by Steve Ryan) and my self made First Quality Music Store kit (shown in picture above).
Flatts and Scruggs, Stanley Bro., Country Gentlemen,Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Bros.,Cherry Holmes Family, Ricky Scaggs,Sony Osborne,All the Rice brothers (Tony, Wyatt & Larry Rice), Dale Vanderpool, Les Robbinson (Dad),Rhonda Vincent and the Rage,Larry Sparks,Paul Williams, Jimmy Mills, American Bluegrass Band, IIIrd Tyme Out. Well............ all the traditional bluegrass guys out there!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Last Visit 8/23/2010
Not until about 6 years ago did I even like bluegrass. I was in church service listening to a local group called Corner Stone Gospel Bluegrass and there banjo man caught my attention. I always liked to here the banjo ring but never really liked bluegrass. I got to know there banjo picker (good enough to start calling him dad after a few years of friendship) and asked him to teach me how to play. I never had a problem learning how to play anything with strings when I had tablature in front of me, but I did not know how to play with feeling. Dad showed me how to play with feeling and passion. He also showed me one of the most difficult things on the banjo. Good old Scruggs style back up (not really difficult, people just make it difficult or not willing to learn it). I've only been playing for a little over 6 years and I still have a lot more to go................I still want to play just like dad.
'An Old Sacred Carol' 44 min
'Stanley row hoe' 2 hrs
'WTB Keith D-Tuner' 3 hrs
'Learning fiddle' 3 hrs
'Brass 1 piece flange' 4 hrs