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A few years

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's been a few years since I started tackling the banjo. I'll admit, I've quit a few times, rid myself of a problematic Fender five-string, and let more than a year pass before trying again. Now, I've got a fresh lease on my own parcel of banjo territory.

It started with a different banjo that my band procured for me because they wanted "that sound" back in our mix. Plenty of searching followed, but it ended (and began, I suppose) with a 1976 Ibanez Artist with a sweet maple res and neck. It's case was tired and a tinge musty, but the old girl had some serious charm and playability. She's been cleaned up, had a pickup installed for gig use, and she's leaning on her stand just a foot from my knee. I'm warming up to her, am wanting to slip the IPad on a nearby shelf, and get back after it. A good sign.

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A month has passed.......

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Playing Since: 1984
Experience Level: Novice

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: librarian

Gender: Male
Age: 52

My Instruments:
Five-String Banjo, Banjitar, Concert Uke, Guitar

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
This changes all of the time. Right now it's Bela Fleck, Mississippi John Hurt, and John Hartford.

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Created 11/10/2010
Last Visit 2/23/2014

I played bass in a rock band over twenty years ago, and put it up to write poems. A few years ago, I got back into it due to the baritone uke. Things snowballed, I bought a guitar, a second guitar, started playing a few open mics, etc. Now, I'm in a nine piece band that plays a freakish mix of old folk tunes, blues and country.

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