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Playing Since: 1981
Experience Level: Just Startin'
Occupation: Driver Deisel Truck
Guitar, banjo, piano, organ. Just by ear.
Banjo Ben Clark, Steve Martin, The Dirt Band, Allison Krauss, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Chet Atkins, etc.
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Last Visit 1/24/2012
I am a retired postal employee now driving a big rig as a second career. Love the job, travel and freedom of the road. I used to play banjo many years ago. I got fairly good at Scruggs style picking but let it go due to life getting in the way. I found out it is not like riding a bike. I have picked up a Deering Goodtime open back after searching for a good entry level banjo. I would love to have a Deluxe or something similar but need to make sure I am going to hang with this before spending too deep. I like the little Deering. I have purchased a mute for it from Mikes Banjo Mute. I am a team driver so I have a codriver in the truck with me at all times. Needless to say, learning the banjo in a situation like mine is a challenge at best. My codriver is like a brother and we have learned to accommodate each other without too much drama. I am about to lose my codriver who is going to team with his son but I have a girlfriend that is working toward her CDL and we plan to team if she passes the muster. She has indicated a desire to learn guitar so we may just have a little 18 wheel music box rolling down the road. I look forward to getting back into the banjo. I enjoyed it a great deal when I played before.
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