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December 2, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Since my last entry (a year and a half ago), I have moved to Peabody MA from Reading MA and have become a supervisor at work (Business-to-Business Research).

I've been playing more Cajun and less Irish music lately. Just happenstance, I guess.

I play Cajun and Zydeco on fiddle and mando with The Squeezebox Stompers.

I do some double fiddling with my buddy Herb Smooth on some Celtic stuff with the Jolly Rogues.

I play guitar and mando occasionally with the great fiddler/ fiddle educator/ all-around nice guy Dave Reiner with the Reiner Family band.

And I do an ocassional "Beatles meets Bluegrass" stint with Barry Michaud and Herb Smooth as the Breakheart Ramblers. 

Last weekend, I suprised my  first musical mentor banjoist Jim McCrohan of Shrewsbury MA by sitting in at one of  his gigs.

I was in his band (Jug o Punch) from about 1975-1977. Jim has had the band and a steady Sunday gig at the Oldtimer Restaurant in Clinton MA for 37 years!  That must be a record.  

Cheers for now,

Paul

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Playing Since: 1978
Experience Level: Purty Good

Interests:
[Jamming]

Occupation: writer

Gender: Male
Age: 71

My Instruments:
1907 Providence RI violin by JP Burke
Beat-up 19th Century German fiddle (favorite)
1970 Barcus Berry electric
19th German Stainer one piece back


Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Hank Williams, Gary Davis, Planxty, Bill Monroe, John Hurt, Doc Watson, Kenny Baker, Stephane Grappelli, Mark O'Connor

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Old folkie performing bluegrass, Celtic, oldtimey, blues, jug band, Cajun etc on voice, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and fiddle.

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