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Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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www.johnhedgecock.co.uk
Playing Since: 2004
Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: artist/designer

Gender: Male
Age: 56

My Instruments:
Jason Romero 11" (all maple),
Dobson Victor fretless (1880's restoration project),
H.C.Dobson 'Silver Bell' (1881),
Homemade fretless mountain banjo (maple),
1860's primitive 'Civil War Era' banjo,
Homemade fretless mountain banjo (black walnut)

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Bruce Molsky, John Hartford, Tommy Jarrell, The Fuzzy Mountain String Band, Riley Baugus, Dirk Powell, Cordelias Dad (Tim Eriksen), Marleys Ghost, Shooglenifty, La Bottine Souriante, Ry Cooder, Old Blind Dogs, Richard Thompson, Steve Earle, The Be Good Tanyas, The Crooked Jades, Dyad

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Created 5/11/2007
Last Visit 4/20/2019

I've been an amateur fiddle player since 1995 and I took up the 5 string banjo in 2004. I like playing Old Time Appalachian music plus tunes from the Arcadian (French Canadian), Irish and Scottish traditions, (although I like listening to all sorts of other stuff too). I play more mainstream traditional fiddle tunes in a barn dance band, along with an accordionist and a guitarist. I'm also involved in a couple of song-based projects with other musicians where I get the chance to play banjo and mandolin as well. I try to play clawhammer style but I have a tendency to up-pick some notes (although I manage to use downstroke brushes to get the clucky sound). With 4 children and a 'day job', my time to play and learn is fairly limited at the moment but I'm hoping the kids will grow up to be players too!

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