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Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Posted 3/31/2010 6:29:04 PM

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3 comments on “Uncle Dave Macon Days Murfreesboro, Tennessee”

pastorharry Says:
Thursday, March 8, 2012 @11:25:19 PM

Love that picture David, looks like you're gettin' to it and makin' everyone happy!

jbalch Says:
Friday, March 9, 2012 @5:30:19 AM

David got 2nd place in the first annual Uncle Dave Macon days contest.

Back then we did not separate "old-time" from "bluegrass" banjo. There was just one banjo category. There was an unwritten rule that first place went to the best "old-time" player. So for a bluegrass picker to get second - that was he best he could do. David was the best bluegrass picker in the contest that year. In those days, David played a lot of melodic bluegrass and was really very good. David worked his way through graduate school teaching banjos lessons at the local Musc Shop.

Harry - the headstock seen laying on the stage by David's foot is my Gallagher. I was playing mandolin in the chair beside him for this tune.

Great memories!

DEmery Says:
Friday, March 9, 2012 @6:38:17 AM

I may have been competitive John the choices were more slender in the earlier years...then the talent showed up. I thought the full photo was in my photo file. I just posted it. Harry, the shot you see is a cropped photo John sent me years ago. The actual photo has John to my right on stage with a mandolin and the guitar on stage in front of his feet. I think that was the 1926 Gibson converted by Danny Ferrington. Used it a while and should have hung on to it. John and I sat out under the trees at that old court house discussing that evening a few years ago. It was fun for sure. David E.

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