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Playing Since: 1978
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Occupation: Public Information Officer

Gender: Male
Age: 64

My Instruments:
Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Late, Great - Taylor McBaine, Bookmiller Shannon, Ollie Gilbert, Tommy Jarrell, Holly Carlson, Dee Hicks, Jimmy Driftwood, Albert Hard, Fred Cockerham, Ralph Blizard, John B. Newberry, Steve Newberry, Odell Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Will Keys, Grandpa Jones, Original Carter Family, Wade Ward, Fields Ward, Norm Edmonds, John Salyer, Arthur Smith, Robert Sykes, Kyle Creed, Janette Carter, Paul Sutphin, Ernest East, A.C. Overton...

Still Here - Jim Collier, Kenny Jackson, Bobb Head, Paul Brown, Marvin Gaster, Joe Thompson, Mike Bryant, Bob Atchison, John Murdock, Chris Germain, Heinrich Leonhard, Wayne Martin, Margaret Martin, LaNelle Davis, Gail Gillespie, Dwight Rogers, Mike Seeger, Bruce Molsky, John Herrmann, Jim Newberry, Brett Riggs, Pandora Riggs, Jim Nelson, Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, Jim Watson, Frank Bode, J.P. Fraley, Jeff Miller, Andy Cahan, Rafe Stefanini, Bruce Greene, Bob Herring, Jim Lansford, Kim Lansford, Cathy Barton, Dave Para, Joel Zimmer, Bill Rogers, Mac Benford, Jim Ruth, Lee Ruth...

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Created 1/9/2009
Last Visit 11/8/2011

For more about me, you can go to:

I play with Big Medicine,, which won first place Traditional Band at the 2002 Appalachian String Band Music Festival.

I also play banjo and sing with Bill Hicks, Mike Craver, and Jim Watson - original members of the Red Clay Ramblers. For more about these great players, and early heroes of mine, take a trip on the cyber highway to

My latest musical adventure is the Grey Eagles - a trio with Rafe Stefanini and Jim Collier. You can find out more about the "Silver Haired Monarchs of the Sky" at

When not working as a writer and editor, I do solo and studio work, and teach and perform at festivals at home and abroad.

Music clips and reviews of my debut CD "Two Hands," can be found at

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