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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Just Startin'
Occupation: Pediatric RN
2005 Bart Reiter Standard (named "Phineas"--it's a tradition in our family to name our instruments); Deering Boston (the "family" banjo, not named).
Allison Browne, Bella Fleck, Evie Laden, Dan Gellert, Laura Boosing, Cathy Fink, Bruce Molsky, Mike Seeger, Curtis Eller, Dan Levenson, Matisyahu, Steven Bennett,Stacy Phillips, Andy Statman, Beppe Gambetta, Leadbelly, Uncle Dave Macon, Uncle Earl, Stairwell Sisters, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steeleye Span, Dixie Chicks, Crooked Still, Dan Nichols & Eighteen, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Truckstop Honeymoon, Peggy Seeger, The Carter Family, Morgantown Rounders, Nancy Griffith, Iris Dement, Patti Griffin, Pete Seeger, JohnnyCash, Abigail Washburn, and on and on and on.......and last but not least my very own husband,Tim. He truly is my very favorite string player (even though he doesn't play banjo).
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Last Visit 12/18/2007
I have loved banjo for years. I've been aware of banjo my whole life but i really started appreciating it seriously after hearing Alison Brown on NPR in 1992-93. A few years later I "discovered" Tony Trischka and Bela Fleck and read "That Half-Barbaric Twang" by Karin Linn. In 2001 I bought a Deering Boston at Guitar Center with a lot of encouragement from my guitar playing hubby, Tim. But it was not easy to find a teacher in my area. And between work, Nursing School, and children I really didn't have a lot of time to pursue banjo. I have been working on bass for a while, mostly playing with my husband and kids. Nothing serious believe me. But recently I've been bitten by the Clawhammer bug. And I'm to a point in my life where I really need to play the banjo. I am fortunate to have found a great teacher not too far away in the Dayton area, Dan Gellert.
'Kobe Bryant' 1 hr
'ATHOL HIGHLANDERS' 3 hrs
'Black light bulbs' 4 hrs