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Ks_5-picker replied to topic 'I Had a Stroke and selling my Collection mostly banjos!' 29 days
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Playing Since: 1982
Experience Level: Purty Good
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Yates Rattlesnake; Gibson RB-180; Deering Maple Blossom
(Myfirst banjo was a no name my parents bought from a furniture store, then an Old Hohner, then an Epiphone MB-250 I played for years, and a 1929 Gibson TB-1)
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Jamie Dailey, Aaron McDaris, Cherryholmes, Flatt and Scruggs, Osborne Bros, Red Allen, Darren Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, JD Crowe, Lonnie Hopper, the Martin Family, Nickel Creek, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, SKOTS, Pink Floyd, George Younce, Mark Trammel, Mark Bishop, Charles Johnson, Accapella (The quartet), One Accord (You don't know them)
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I went to the Worlds fair in Tennessee when I was 7, rode with my uncle who was a bluegrass fan, we listened to a bunch of old stuff and I was hooked. Got my banjo for my 8th birthday. I played in the "Clarksdale Band" when I was 12. Played a bunch at church. At 18, I started a group called "Sons of Thunder" in college and played for two years. Sang in a gospel quarted for a few years. Now I've settled in Kansas and sing at church and teach banjo at Ottawa Music Shop.
'Staten Island Hornpipe' 2 hrs