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Playing Since: 1968
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Kumana Japanese Flat-top tonering & open back maple rim (c.1970) "KATHLENE"
Ozark 2141GN natural maple ( c. 2007) "CLODAGH"
Fortuna Home Built Tubaphone tonering & walnut rim "SHEELAGH 2 "
Fortuna Home built long neck, brass tonering & 12" maple rim " COREENA"
Fortuna Home built around a rim by Wm. Lange ( c. 1920 ) "ORPHEA"
Fortuna Home built around a 40 bracket spun German Silver rim ( c. 1900 ) "PUFF"
Fortuna Home built around an old 26 bracket ( 11 5/16ins ) spun silvered brass pot ..... mahogany long neck FIAONNA
Fortuna Home built 12 ins White Lady ..... Jatoba pot / maple neck ALYSSON
My parents are my heroes.
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Last Visit 8/21/2020
Played in a UK folk group late 1960s early 70s Inluences then: Clancy Bros & Tommy Mackem, the Seegers, Ian Campbell, Ewan McColl, Hedy West plus a lot of local musicians. It was meeting the late Hedy West that persuaded me to acquire my long neck banjo c. 1968 Played traditional folk with the band but tinkered with bluegrass for my own amusement .... influenced by Earl Scruggs as we all were at that time. Now I've got the time I want to get back into practice Influences now: none Main interest .... modelling the Pennsylvania Railroad ..... see website.
'Plectrum Banjo Lessons' 8 min
'Pretty Polly' 15 min
'Mud Fence' 29 min
'Old spun over rim.' 38 min
'Banjo meltdown' 2 hrs