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Playing Since: 2010
Experience Level: Intermediate

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Gender: Female
Age: 54

My Instruments:
Guitar, Fiddle, Singer, Hip Hop Dancer

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
All Old Time Musicians, Punch Brothers

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Created 4/15/2013
Last Visit 4/19/2017

Howdy, My name is Lane Gregory and I have Been playing fiddle since 2010 and the past year or two I would say getting in obsessive mode. Meaning any day off or time I have all I want to do is learn tunes. Fiddle back from luthier's and geared tuners in as well, new bow I think helped put me over the edge.! I have been playing guitar now 25 years or so and I am a singer in my little old time band but I would rather play the fiddle all day. My great grandfather played in a rag time string band in Horseshoe, NC. My Uncle Jim Taylor was well Known in the old-time world and has shared his music by recording a few great Cd's and also his songs were featured in the movie Lincoln. He was a dulcimer maker, player of almost all instruments and had a beautiful voice. He was Hendersonville, NC raised and eventually moved to Mars Hill. I was never really into old time when he was still alive which is unfortunate I think. I find myself learning tunes in a jam and really loving them. I come back home to search for them and sure enough he has usually recorded a version. My brother lives in Asheville, NC and plays all instruments very well. You will find him playing at the Irish session with his fiddle at Jack Of the wood in Asheville on Sunday nights or in Ireland when he can get there in a session. Even my little 12 year old nephew plays the concertina & my 9 year old nice is a great fiddle/ Violinist. So all that background info on the family maybe explains to folks and myself why I can't stop playing this old time. Just in the DNA. I started out playing at open mic bluegrass jams. Playing folk, bluegrass, etc.. My voice does tends to sound better in the annoying B flat keys, etc.. I have been trying to find good gal singing songs in old-time and coming up with more which I am excited about. I search out what Rayna Gellert or Rachel Eddy have done for example and that helps give me ideas. I wish I started this when I was young like those gals. I started getting into old time really about 6 years ago. I started fiddle at 40. I am 48 now and happy to be able to jam and lead some tunes now. I see progress slowly but it happens if you keep sawing away. I am into cross tuning. Just started to care more about song history, who's tune it was originally etc. It does not mean I can retain the information but it is cool to watch videos of the old timers and understand how special that is we are able to catch a glimpse of their lives through their tunes that have been shared over the years. I am a old time festival junkie and go to everyone I can possible. I started working part time and income way down but I don't care because now I have the freedom to play more music! I have a feeling I am about to go down the C tune road. Looking forward to that. Love the Calico ones I know. Love the GDGD ones I know. So many tunes it's such a candy store. Feel Lucky to have this instrument that gives me this incredible feeling when I am in a jam. Gets in my soul! I get an amazing feeling when I dance for I do take a hip hop dance class now for about 8 years. Hip hop and fiddle is all I want to do. Funny thing is one time those worlds collided when a hip hop song we were dancing to in class started off with the Turkey in the Straw Tune. Why is that song everywhere? Even on the ice-cream trucks around here! Thankful I get to experience these two amazing things in life! Cheers and Hope to swap tunes, share tips, and maybe jam with you at Clifftop! Cheers and thank you for letting me ramble!

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