Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

785
Banjo Lovers Online


View dswanson637's Homepage

dswanson637

You must sign into your myHangout account in order to contact dswanson637.


Fun with Aussies

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hi

The other night I was performing for an Australian politician's fund raising dinner.  As I was waiting to get up on stage i realised that the crowd was made up mostly of people in Education so I started my act as follows:

"I've been playing the banjo since I was in high school.  In the USA you are not allowed to graduate from high school if you can't at least play (strum G to C opening of Dueling Banjos) . As our Principal used to say,"Litracy hain't evathank.".........

 

I think for a moment they believed me hahahaha

 

 

 

Add Comment

dswanson637 has 1 friend.

Lew H
Lew HPlayers Union Member
   

FriendFeed

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Open Back Banjo Design Pet Peeve' 4 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Damn, this banjo stuff is HARD! ' 13 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Crazy Chords on 5-string Banjo' 13 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Banjola' 24 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'String guage change...' 25 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Ball bearing open back.' 29 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Ball bearing open back.' 30 days

Click for Details

Lew H uploaded a photo 'Iucci, front view' 30 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Ball bearing open back.' 30 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'To spike or not to spike' 32 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'Jazz on a 5 string?' 32 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'When You "Modernize" Banjos...' 43 days

Click for Details

Lew H replied to topic 'When You "Modernize" Banjos...' 43 days

Browse History >


Playing Since: 1974
Experience Level: Intermediate

Interests:
[Teaching] [Jamming] [Socializing] [Helping]

Occupation: musical jackaroo

Gender: Male
Age: 70

My Instruments:
banjo, guitar, tin whistle, harmonica, uke

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Pete Seegar, John Hartford, Doc Watson, Robert Johnson, Taj ma Hal, Lightning Hopkins, Papa John Creach, Rick Sampson, Lew Hendrix,

Classified Rating: not rated
Rate this Member

Profile Info:
Visible to: Public
Created 5/27/2013
Last Visit 8/9/2019

Don Swanson has been playing, performing and teaching folkmusic for decades, in Australia, the USA and in Fiji. He learned his chops from some of the best pickers, liars, and storytellers along the Mississippi River. He has been a regular street feature at the Port Fairy Folk Festival since 1977. Don is a 2 times award winner of the Mortlake Buskers Festival, an award winner of the Noorat Storytelling Competition, and he was even given an award by Deakin University for playing banjo and getting his uni students to sing in his lectures. He now is a regular around the local Warrnambool Irish circuit and volunteers to lead sing-a-longs at local schools. Don is also a private instructor in banjo, guitar and ukulele.

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories

0.4365234