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Jul 22, 2019 - 2:16:09 PM
2216 posts since 9/12/2016

clean as a whistle

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:34:24 PM

258 posts since 2/6/2018

Go Homer!
Who is Homer?? is that really Don Reno is disguise?? there's a deeper story here...

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:42:14 PM

2084 posts since 9/25/2006

I'm a big Homer and the barnstormers fan! My dad had many records of this group I'm not sure who played banjo--Johnny Wisnat perhaps? Or, maybe it is another player who's name escapes me...I'll think of it later.

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:42:48 PM
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1572 posts since 11/16/2006

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:44:39 PM
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1248 posts since 4/13/2009

The album was first released in 1963. The BHO archives will yield a good bit of discussion of the album and what seems to be a majority opinion that it is Buck Trent.

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:48:01 PM



1441 posts since 6/20/2014

Some of the best bluegrass picking you want to hear.....It was listening to that L.P. that got my interest in Bluegrass Banjo going.

Edited by - Blackjaxe47 on 07/22/2019 14:50:07

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:29:14 PM

2216 posts since 9/12/2016

I have the original Flaming banjos instead of banjos on fire,thanks for the update on the release,I guestamated it. Another record, same era, and similar is the The Cumberland Clan which I also have

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:14:42 PM

12026 posts since 10/30/2008

As I remember past threads here on BHO, Buck Trent is not the "only" banjo player involved.

Also, the Mastertone pictured on the album cover is Roger Sprung's. Don't know why -- he wasn't picking on the album.

Dad bought this new when I was just a kid, before I even started playing banjo. He and Mom used to speculate it was Homer Haynes (of Homer & Jethro) leading the group -- for an RCA project.

I mostly remember at least one of the banjos on the LP cover was an open back -- even I knew that wasn't very bluegrassy.

Note the early use of the title phrase "bluegrass banjo".   At that time "bluegrass" was just beginning to come into wide use on album covers.  "With 5 string banjo!" was much more common then.

Edited by - The Old Timer on 07/22/2019 18:17:28

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:28:34 PM



42010 posts since 10/5/2013

I had that album,, one of the few bluegrass albums I could find in my hometown in the late ‘60’s....never had a clue who played the banjo. Thnx for the enlightenment. I liked Grandfather’s Ccc.....Timepiece (as JohnDuffy said) the best.

Edited by - chuckv97 on 07/22/2019 18:33:48

Jul 22, 2019 - 7:40:16 PM

60 posts since 9/19/2005

Love this. These guys are on iTunes.

Jul 23, 2019 - 7:13:33 AM



514 posts since 4/12/2004

Considering his proclivity for the use of Scruggs tuners, I'd say that Buck Trent is a pretty good guess.

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