Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Novice
Lo Gordon Cedar Mountain experimental J Series Festival Banjo. Aircraft-Grade Finland Birch plywood neck with 25.5 inch scale, rosewood fingerboard and peg head overlay. 12' Phenolic resin pot with brass tone ring and Renaissance head. Rick Sampson Old Growth Walnut bridge, Chuck Lee arm rest and Gotoh tuning machines.
Hobart Smith, Wade Ward, Fred Cockerham, Clarence Ashley, Frank Proffit, Mary Z. Cox, David Holt, Dan Levenson, Ken Perlman, Laura Boosinger, Bob Carlin, Queen Family
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Last Visit 11/22/2010
I've loved old time and bluegrass music my whole life. I grew up in Cleveland County, North Carolina just 10 miles from Earl Scruggs' home. I decided to start playing after interviewing banjo maker Noel Booth (Old Fiddle Road Banjos) for a newspaper article on the banjo in Appalachian culture. I started playing clawhammer style in August of 2007 and am very involved (as a listener) in the old time scene in Asheville, North Carolina. For the curious, "Gopher, Everette?" is a line from the funniest and best movie in the history of the world, "O, Brother, Where Art Thou."