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Aug 15, 2018 - 6:27:55 AM
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The Banjo Hell Boys... also known as The Clifftop Philharmonic Symphony entered the Neo-Traditional Band contest at Clifftop this year. Their original song - Half as Far in Twice the Time - is beautifully performed live, on stage, right here.

Featuring our own Don Borchelt (banjo) and Don Couchie (bass) along with a to-be-named friend.  

Click on Pic!

Edited by - frailin on 08/15/2018 06:32:42

Aug 15, 2018 - 6:46:07 AM

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Aug 15, 2018 - 7:07:08 AM
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3343 posts since 5/12/2010

I spent a lot of my time at Clifftop visiting with Ralph and Charlee Roberts, whose camp was right next to the "Banjo Hell" camp.

I have always liked Don's contribution to BHO discussions, and was glad to have met him, when he stopped by the Robert's camp for a visit.

A friendly guy who knows a whole lot, and isn't afraid to tell you that. Really enjoyed talking with him.

He played one of my frailers, and once he got used to the setup, which differs from what a finger picker is used to, he played it very well. I didn't know it could sound that good.

Edited by - OldPappy on 08/15/2018 07:07:46

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:09:56 PM

6990 posts since 11/4/2005

Old Pappy wrote: "A friendly guy who knows a whole lot, and isn't afraid to tell you that."

Really? If I came across as conceited, I apologize.

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:11:30 AM

1475 posts since 12/26/2007

The guitar player sure looks like Fred Swedberg.

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:23:35 AM
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I camped close to these fellers the guitar picker (Tomato Fred) fed me good food and coffee that would put hair on your chest. They made me feel welcome. Had a good talk with Old Pappy.

Aug 16, 2018 - 6:16:04 AM

3343 posts since 5/12/2010


I guess I didn't express it well, but I meant that as a compliment.

I enjoyed talking with you, and appreciate it when someone speaks their mind without any pretense.

Aug 16, 2018 - 9:37:56 AM

6059 posts since 6/27/2009

Enjoyed seeing and hearing those grandpas on stage. I actually understood the title not too slowly. Beautiful song!

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:43:12 AM

3343 posts since 5/12/2010

Shucks Janet,

Would have liked to have met you too. Assuming you watched it in person?

Edited by - OldPappy on 08/16/2018 11:43:54

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