i just got to see the episode of song on the mountains with the seldom scene with ron stewart on banjo. he did such a fantastic job filling in bens shoes. very versatile picker. had alot of bens runs down to a T. and the finished with RIDER. and it was great.
Although Ron is "known" for being a Crowe clone and a Paul Warren clone, he IS capable of any kind of music needed. And he is VERY enthusiastic. A great guy to talk music and banjos with.
Ha. I read the post title with "Rod". I thought you were referring to Rod Stewart till I opened the thread.
My bad. lol
I agree 100%. One of my favorites to watch.
There is a You Tube video of Dailey and Vincent singing Arkansas with Ricky Skaggs doing backup vocals. You can tell that Ron has spent some time listening to Sonny Osborne by the way he plays it. Not just the breaks but the backup as well.
i read somewhere sonny said if he would concentrate on one instrument he would be a great player LOL. sonny don't sugar coat it man,, tell us what you really think LOL
Terry's comment reminds me of Roy Acuff's admonishment to teenaged Sam Bush (recent winner of the Grand Masters Fiddle Contest) about playing both fiddle and mandolin. Something to the effect "Stick to one instrument Sam -- don't dilute your talent."
Tell that to Justin Moses: equally wonderful on Dobro, banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle.
In different years, Ron Stewart has been voted IBMA banjo player of the year and IBMA fiddle player of the year. He's the only person to have accomplished that.
You can add Josh Turner to the multi-talented list.
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