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Playing Since: 1974
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Age: 61

My Instruments:
5 string banjo bluegrass clawhammer classic , also dobro

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Created 12/30/2012
Last Visit 6/2/2019

started playing when I was sixteen mostly old timey styles. took a couple years of lessons to help with scruggs style my wife and I love to play fiddle tunes so melodic playing has come in handy.I played trumpet for some years which offered me some musical training. this has helped with classic banjo as most of the music is only available in notation. I enjoy tabbing those old pieces like solving a puzzle. We currently Have a contemporary bluegrass band with banjo guitar mandolin and bass. I say contemporary because we do a lot of original material.the sound is traditional, the content is current and often with local subjects. our philosophy is music as an art form within the bluegrass genre. we have been woodsheding lately with some new songs and an emphasis on collaboration which has been working well for us and we are excited with the outcome. we will be playing locally and are booked for at least one festival which is a start up in Onienta N.Y. third weekend in july.

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