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" The Possum's tail is bare"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Squirrel’s got a bushy tail, rabbit’s got the hair, The old coon’s tail has rings all around, but the possum’s tail is bare.

Oh the possum’s tail is bare, oh, the possum’s tail is bare,

The old coon’s tail has rings all around, but the possum’s tail is bare.

Take an old possum by the tail, then we’ll skin him on a rail,  Never ever more will he be seen, grinning at the moon.

Grinnnin’ at the moon, grinning at the moon,

Never ever more will he be seen, grinning at the moon.                             (Melvin Wine)

From West Virginia  in the key of D and can work in DDAD


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Playing Since: 2006
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Occupation: Direct Support Proffesional

Gender: Male
Age: 49

My Instruments:
An old maroon Maggini copy fiddle I keep in AEAE , made in Maine, of Maine spruce and maple, a tan fiddle I use for changing tunings often, made in China, of Eastern European spruce and maple, an old low end German factory fiddle , an old Czechoslovakian fiddle who's previous Old Time owner put a rattlesnake rattle in it from somewhere in the southland

Whitlow jaw harps in the keys of A,C,D,G, F

Liecestershire smallpipe ( bagpipe ),
chanters and drones in the keys of A, D, G, C made by Julian Goodacre in Peebles Scotland

some cheap harmonicas, an Irish bodhran ( but I am turning it into a minstrel banjo pot soon ) a cheap banjo-tam open back banjo,

a Yellowstone 5-string fretless banjo with minstrel strings converted from an old 4 string tenor banjo, set up by Mark Ralston in Pennsylvania

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
American Deep South, Appalachian , Ozark and Cajun Old-Time fiddle influences: ....Wilson Douglas, Melvin Wine, Ernie Carpenter, Marcus Martin, John Morgan Salyer, Blind Ed Haley, Owen Snake Chapman, Buddy Thomas, Ward Jarvis, Clyde Davenport, Fred Stoneking, Stan Jackson, Eck Robertson, Emett Lundy, Manon Campbell, Luther Strong, William H. Stepp, Dick Burnett & Leonard Rutherford, Charlie and Walter Bowman, Frank Blevins, Luther Davis, Roscoe Parrish, Manco Sneed, John Hannah, Jeff Goehring, Norman Edmonds, Tommy Jarrell , Fred Cockerham, Art Stamper,John Carson, Arthur Smith, Emma Lee Dickerson, Kyle Creed, The Camp Creek Boys, John Ashby, The Roanoke Jug Band, Gid Tanner, Lowe Stokes, Hiter Colvin, The Weems String Band, The Lewis Brothers, Enos Canoy, Hoyt Ming & Pepsteppers, John Hatcher, W.E. Claunch, The Grinnell Giggers, The Memphis Jug Band, 7 Foot Dilly & his dill pickles, The Skillet Lickers, Tony Holmquist, Nikolai Fox, Steve Austin, Willie McElroy, John Beckoff, Pete Sutherland, Nick Stillman, Jake Krack, Erynn Marshall, John Gallagher, Jack Magee, Bruce Molsky, Kate Lissauer, Kenny Jackson, David Bing, Rayna Gellert, The Chicken Chokers, Primitive Characters, The Horse Flies, The Buvas, The Bubba George Stringband, The Red Hots, Gomie Family Band, The Rhythm Rats, Big Medicine, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Reed Island Rounders, The Konnarock Critters, Earl White, Pat Conte, Dave Bass, The Forge Mountain Diggers, The Frieght Hoppers, The Killer Grits, Joe Thompson, Lynn Chirps Smith, Garry Harrison, The Boiled Buzzards, The Tallboys, The Devils Dream Stringband, Fonza Smith, Ralph Whited, James Bryan, The Red Mountain White Trash, Sadie Compton, Jim Taylor, Cyril Stinnett, Lonnie Robertson, Gene Goforth, John Hartford, Brad Leftwich, Lester McCumbers, Benton Flippen,

Bagpipe and New England / Canadian / Australian / Celtic fiddle influences:....Lindsay Porteous, Julian Goodacre, Hamish Moore,Kathryn Tickell, Alistair Anderson, Otto Sopher, Mellie Dunham, Greg Boardman, Frank Ferrel, Pam Weeks, Dave Livingston, Don Roy, Lucian Mathieu, Carter Newell, Jeff " Smokie" McKeen, Old Grey Goose, Steve Brown, Jean Carrigean, Henri Lacroix and his musical group, Thommy Duchesne, Isidore Soucy, Joseph Allard, Mairi Rankin, The Beaton Family of Cape Breton, Lee Cremou, Winston "Scotty" Fitzgerald, Don Messer, Jerry Robichaud, Jerry Holland, Graham Townsend, Dave Swarbrick, Willy Taylor, Battlefield Band, Ossian, Tony Cuffe, Ian Hardie, Johnny Doherty, Altan, The Boys of the Lough, Aly Bain, Tom Anderson, Tommy Peoples, Kevin Burke, Mick Maloney, Greg O'Leary, Horseplay

Other influences: The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Creedance Clear Water Revival, Bob Marley , Jerry Garcia, The Greatful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Pentangle, Waterson Carthy, Fairport Convention, Steeleyespan, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Sonic Youth.........H.H. A.C. Baktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, H.H. Srila Govinda Maharaja, Lord Ram, Lord Krsna, Lord Caitanya

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I play southern Old Time music from Appalachia , Texas, the Ozarks and the deep south. I also play a few northern New England tunes and some Canadian , Australian and British Isles tunes.

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