A couple years ago, I briefly met a fellow banjo player while on a camp, bike, hike trip. He played clawhammer and teaches a variety of old time music classes at Eastern Kentucky Univ. We exchanged email addys and finally after two years we were able to get togoether for a fun evening of playing and clawhammer lessons. Thanks Roger Dalton so much. I am finally on my way with clawhammer including drop thumb....so much fun. He also taught me the basics of playing the saw and nose harp of all things! I am looking forward to a trip out to Kentucky some day to play together again.Add Comment
sagebum has 49 friends. View entire friends list.
Trewq36 replied to topic 'I want to get messages from banjo players who are also Flat Earthers' 21 hrs
Playing Since: 2004
Experience Level: Novice
Occupation: Hack Wannabe Banjo Player-Sorta Purty Gud
Deering Tenbrooks Legacy, Deering Vega #2, 1969 Martin D-18, Gibson L-130, Michael Kelly Mandolin.
Dillards, John McKuen, Kingston Trio, Mary McCaslin, Ron Block, Herb Peterson, Jens Kruger, Steel Rail Bluegrass, Bluesage. I especially enjoy fellow Hangout members John Balch, Mary Z Cox, Mike Iverson, Ed Stacey , George Seymore and Don DePoy, Roger Dalton Talents all.
Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member
Visible to: Public
Last Visit 5/16/2014
I am interested in both 3 finger and clawhammer. I started with 3 finger and learned a lot here on BH and from Glenn 555's Pickers Academy. Met BH member Roger Dalton who taught me the basics of clawhammer including drop thumb and I am loving it! Gottta put up a couple tunes sometime. Retirement has given me the time to make some nice progress on the music and fitmess. My college age son is a fine guitar player and loves to play the banjo tunes with me. I wish I could convince my wife to take up the bass and play with us. Too bad there isn't a way to practice banjo while cycling. I spend 2 to 6 hours on any day cycling, that would make for a lot of hours of banjo practice too. I love road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, downhill and XC skiing, flat and whitewater canoeing and just about anything else human powered in the outdoors. I know, downhill skiing isn't human powered but still.......
'1998 Gibson Granada Banjo' 49 min
'Capek and Prucha' 4 hrs
'Keith D-tuners' 11 hrs