You may notice, I have a new address. After Dad passed away, My Two sisters and myself sold the old family home and I Bought a 3.5A propeerty w/ 3/2 house. Our home in the bay area was worth a fortune (we got nearly a mil.) when I looked for a property in the 'Foothill Gold Country' I was suprised at the prices. Anyway, There are tons of muscians up here and several jams every week...... I think I might have landed in hog heaven. I also play the tuba and trombone. In pretty short order, I got a second trombone seat with the Nevada County Condert Band (www.nccb.org) and have played several concerts, The 4th of July parade AND the County Fair!! WOW!! More Later. Uncle Walt.1 comment
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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Novice
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None (yet). Have ordered a beginners package, instrument and instruction book.
My banjo & book/w DVD arrived. The Janet Davis book along with video instruction is very good, I got 'Cripple Creek' down in a couple of hours.
DEVO, Laurie Lewis/Tom Rosem, Allison Krause, David Grisman, Jean Luc Ponty. Also Flatt&Scruggs, Reno&Smiley(Pig in a Pen) Riders in the Sky, The Blasters, Mariza, Paco Pena and Wes Montgomery...The Dead, Django Reinhardt/Stefan Grappelli (The HotClub) Red Knuckolls&The Trailblazers..The Canadian Brass, Lenny Brau, Kerry Christiansen.
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Played Tuba in college, have an Associates degree in music. Mostly play (currently) classical and flamenco guitar. I have recently taken an intrest in surf guitar, so I play that also. I Have about six guitars, a mandolin and a violin, but NO BANJO!....Up Date!! Now I have a Banjo so I can sit on the front porch, play 'The Ballad of Jed Clampett' and scare the neighboors. In case you haven't gurssed from a recent exchange, I also have a BA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This is why I drive a Limo for a living...I like it! I also did a few semesters in graduate school (secondary education) and taught highschool for a while(as the sub from hell!)... Somebody was way too wierd! I still don't know if it was me or the students, but as my parting shot I gave some science geeks my favorite reciepe for home-made BEER! I'm quite shure this went over very big with the students and left the administration scratching their collective head....oh well!
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