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Playing Since: 1979
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: mechanic/machinist

Gender: Male
Age: 51

My Instruments:
1925 RB-3 Ball Bearing ,1954 RB-100, Several other banjos,fiddles,guitars and mandolins

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
my father James Early Fain, Uncle Dave Macon, Grandpa Jones, Raymond Fairchild, Wade Ward, Charlie Poole, Skillet Lickers, other players from my home area of patrick county virginia,Don Reno,The Crowe Brothers, Paul Williams and The Victory Trio,The Primitive Quartet,Kilby Spencer,Riley Puckett,J.E. Mainer,Clarence Hall,and all the other players alive and deceased who have played the world`s greatest music.Especially my good buddy Mike Seeger, everyone he met their lives were better for it. The Marshall Tucker Band. Turner, Marvin and Posey Fodrell. John Jackson. Sid Jones. The Easter Brothers.

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Created 5/21/2010
Last Visit 5/31/2018

5 time winner of the clawhammer banjo contest at Galax fiddlers covention, 3 time winner of the banjo contest at appalachian stringband contest in Clifftop WV,4-time Mount Airy banjo contest winner, winner of over 200 banjo awards. Performed at National Folk Festival and Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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