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My songs, and general news

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

     As stated elsewhere on this site, I write songs.  Now I have begun to write more.  One is copyrighted, and as soon as I get the others transcribed, I will copyright and eventually record and release them on the internet.   Updates will be provided as they occur.

Song Titles                                                                    Genre                                                                                Status

Come and Take It!                                                        Folk                                                                                   Copyright registered

The Ballad of John Rose Lindsay                            Reggae                                                                             In transcription

Humpy Jackson's Getaway                                      Folk                                                                                    In transcription

Up-Island Girl                                                               Folk                                                                                     Writing

Whack, Zack, Blackberry Black                             Folk/Irish                                                                            Writing

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Wrote My First Song

Thursday, November 25, 2010 2 comments

Experience Level: Novice

Interests:
[Jamming]

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
Deering Goodtime Special banjo; guitar; harmonica; bass.

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Dave Guard (Kingston Trio);
Alex Hassilev (Limeliters);
Earl Scruggs;
Ralph Stanley and Steve Sparkman (Stanley Bros);
Peter Stampfel (Holy Modal Rounders);
Dick Weissman (the Journeymen);
Markus Schmidt (Texas Lightning);
Charlie Poole (North Carolina Ramblers);
Dock Boggs;
Blind Blake Alonzo Higgs ( & His Royal Bahamians);
Ross Branham or Jim Smoak (Hylo Brown & the Timberliners);
Billy Edwards ( Red Smiley & the Bluegrass Cutups);
Eddie Adcock (the Country Gentlemen);
Sonny Osborne (Osborne Bros.);
Seamus Eagan (Solas);
Luke Kelly (the Dubliners); and
Pete Seeger (in no particular order)
are just those who come to mind first. Anyone who plays a banjo will find me interested.

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Created 1/20/2009
Last Visit 9/11/2016

I was interested in American folk music from an early age. My interests expanded as my horizons expanded, and I now like several different folk musics and several music genres. The banjo was my first instrument, and the love of my life. I am now writing my own songs. Currently, I am acquiring more recordings from old Bluegrass bands. My biggest fault is failing to practice or learn my own songs!

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