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Playing Since: 2002
Experience Level: Novice

[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: banjoist, banjo historian, guitarist, patron of the arts

Gender: Male
Age: 76

My Instruments:
Bulgarian stock made into a fiddle by a florida fiddle maker

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Kenny Baker, Joe Thompson, Arthur Smith, Chubby Wise, Kerry Blech, Kenny Jackson, Joe Holly, Keith Coleman, Rique Prince, Louis Tierny, Bob Wills, Johnny Gimble, Canray Fotenot, Cedric Watson, Jim Moss, Gail Gillespie, Alice Gerard

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Created 8/8/2007
Last Visit 4/14/2024

60 in 2007. Playing old time, folk and blues on guitar since around 1961-62, got into banjo around 1999. Organized the Black banjo gathering 2005, Got a fiddle in 2002-2003, had starter lessons, but focused mainly on the banjo. My main love of fiddling is as a banjoist and especially a guitarist who loves to play with fiddlers and as a folklorist who writes about traditional Black music including fiddling. My personal tastes include Western Swing and Jazz fiddling as well as Bluegrass and old time music. I am always looking for people in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area who would like to play music together. I dont like the idea of jamming. I do like a few people playing together in an organized and thoughtful way that approximates band playing, not big gatherings of 10 or more people playing in a manner that is not traditional. For playing I like old time music though I can play fair Bluegrass guitar. Tony

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