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Playing Since: 2002
Experience Level: Purty Good

[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Retired

Gender: Male
Age: 80

My Instruments:
Fiddle (made by Clifford Hardesty, #133, 1998)
Fiddle (made by David Schlub, #3, 1979, modeled after violin by Jacopo Brandini)
Viola (made for Baroque Violin Shop, #995, 1999)
Fiddle (Chinese ? no lablel, five string, circa 2005)
Fiddle (German, Mittenwald area? - no label, pencil inside1885, scroll is a very nicely carved Black man's head)
Fiddle (American, Kansas City Strings, five string) (K. C. Fiddles #FDI, 2009)
Assorted mountain dulcimers and one mandolin & guitar (just starting both).

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
A mixed bunch; Jesse Wells (Clack Mountain String Band); Crooked Jades; Jake Krack; Bruce Greene; Jim & Ada McCown; Kenny Baker, Lefty Shafer; 'Snake' Owen Chapman, John Harrod (Kentucky Wild Horse); Roger Cooper; Cold Mountain performers; Freight Hoppers; Foghorn String Band; Uncle Earl; Gandydancer; also Redstick Ramblers; Carolina Chocolate Drops; Red State Ramblers, J. P Fraley.

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Created 8/9/2007
Last Visit 7/1/2015

Retired Librarian, Ohio University. Started fiddle after retirement, besides the well-known traditional favorites, interested mostly in Kentucky and West Virginia old time, but jam bluegrass/gospel locally.

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