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Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Genre: Old Time
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 1997
Experience Level: Purty Good

[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: Banjo builder-BBQ Pitmaster

Gender: Male
Age: 50

My Instruments:
Old Via Banjo,
Old Vega

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Henry Reed, Cecil Thompson, Herbert Pitzer,Oscar Wright, Roy Pendelton, Old timers from the Giles County, WV -VA State Line Region,The Hammons Family, Emmit Lundy, Charlie Higgins, Albert Hash, Whitetop Mtn Band, Kilby Spencer, Crooked Road Ramblers,Bill Blevins, Mac Traynham, Kim Johnson, Frank George, Jim Costa. I also like Blue Ridge Virginia style, banjo-heavy Oldtime Music.

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Created 11/18/2008
Last Visit 4/10/2014

Im 34, and I build banjos, and play in The Giles Mountain String Band. I am also the founder of The Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention. I play fiddle in the style of Henry Reed. Henry Reeds son "Dean Reed" is our guitar player, and we all take pride in keeping our music going, the way the Reeds used to play it. My banjo style is similar to Oscar Wright, and my great uncle Cecil Thompson. I also play old time finger style, and some minstrel style. My wife Angie plays the bass and keeps us all together.

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