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Just moved to Maine

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hello everyone, My wife and I just moved to Maine after 20 years in Pennsylvania. We are currently renting a place in Brewer but have found a permanent home in Pittsfield that we hope to be in by early September. I really want to buckle down and learn the clawhammer style of banjo. I tried finger picking but after playing the bass without a pick for all of these years, I need to feel the strings on my fingertips. Anyway, if anyone knows of a good clawhammer banjo player who want to teach this old a dog, I would greatly appreciate it. 5 comments

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Playing Since: 2008
Experience Level: Just Startin'

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Illustrator/designer

Gender: Male
Age: 57

My Instruments:
Bart Reiter Whyte Laydie

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
I love all kinds of music and really want to learn the clawhammer style so I listen to such talented people as Hobart Smith, Roscoe Holcomb, Pete Steele, Adam Hurt, 16 Horsepower (David Eugene Edwards), Lee Sexton, Dwight Diller, Walt Koken, Mary Cox, Carolina Chocolate Drops and others.

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Created 1/7/2008
Last Visit 9/18/2012

I am just learning clawhammer banjo after 20 years of playing the bass. It is a new and exciting challenge for me. I found a GREAT teacher who is exposing me to all types of techniques and styles that I never thought of learning but still focusing on the clawhammer style.

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