This is really something weird.
I have been away from the Hangout for quite some time and then all of a sudden I get a Friend's request that brings me back. Here's the kicker; I decide to listen to one of the song's I had posted last year and discover that it is exactly one year to the date since I posted the tune ("Dear Departin'"). Coincidence? I think not.
I hate to say it, but, except for a few times here and there, I have been playing more keyboards than banjo. I don't really know why, I just kind of lost my way. Maybe it's time for me to return and maybe even write some new stuff. Anyway, glad to be back.
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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Novice
Occupation: school administrator
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Mark "Clawgrass" Johnson
As a bass player, I am also a fan of Jaco Pastorius
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Last Visit 6/10/2009
Been playin' guitar for over thirty years, picked up the electric bass a decade ago and loved it (still do). My son got interested in banjo, I bought one for him, but he kind of lost interest and I fell in love with the instrument. I pick with my fingers as I'm trying to learn picks, but I'm mostly a clawhammer player. My dream banjo would be a Deering Tenbrooks but I'd be happy with a Sierra, as well. I also like the Rob Bishline Cardinal (played one at Elderly and absolutely fell in love with it) and would like to try a Huber Jim Mills or Huber Kalamazoo. I love my Deering Goodtimes II and enjoy my cheap Epiphone MB-100. Oh, and I also wouldn't mind a Gold Star GF-85; played one at Elderly, as well, and it was fantastic -- I could not believe it was under a grand. Thanks to my special buddy, David, my son, for getting me into this instrument. Both my kids can now play a basic clawhammer bum-ditty strum, which fills me with pride.
''Old Joe Clark.' Yep.' 25 sec
'Grover Presto tail piece' 21 min
'Inlay metal .... pewter ?' 27 min