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Janna Kim Valeryevna from Uzbekistan

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I just got a package in the mail and inside I found a CD with a recording by a banjo player from Uzbekistan.  She saw a six string banjo hanging in a music store in Tashkent and she felt drawn by it.  She has her own style of playing that is a new sound.  She said she found this site, banjo hangout


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Playing Since: 1964
Experience Level: Novice

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 74

My Instruments:
Fender Resonator 5-String

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Created 5/16/2009
Last Visit 2/29/2012

My father banjo parts from the Christy banjo factory when the Platte River destroyed the factory in 1965, My friends and I had tried to make banjos in our garages. The Kingston Trio was making the banjo popular in those days. I lost my crooked banjo in 1991. For my birthday in 2006, my wife bought me a Fender banjo at the Kiing Music Store in Kankakee, IL. I've been practicing... playing scales and such, and I'm getting better at it.

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