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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 3 months ago #2712

I remember Grandpa Jones. He was a regular on the Jimmy Dean variety show on ABC during the 60s. In fact, I was a 19-year-old page on that show and got to meet him, Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets and Edith Head who did costuming for the show. I got interested in the banjo during the folk era of the 60s...Limeliters, Kingston Trio. Thought the instrument added such a great sound to their music!!!
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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 3 months ago #2802

It is awesome how much the banjo is throughout history.
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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 1 month ago #3356

English early rock'n' roller Joe Brown was a great hero for London"s Eastenders. He moved to bluegrass music in the seventies and I heard him talk about banjos. Up until then I had seen them as a quaint old fashioned kind of thing.I gave bluegrass music a listen and was surprised to hear many tunes from my Scots-Irish background coming back over the Atlantic with a strong American accent. I guess I do not have to explain here why I fell in love with the music and that I saw the banjo as the beating heart of bluegrass. I only wish my talent matched my enthusiasm for the instrument.
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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 4 weeks ago #3369

I too am scots-irish, and love the music. The many sounds, and the endless capabilities of the Banjo.
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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 2 weeks ago #3444

:) Hi new here, been on Banjo Hangout since 2005 got into banjo becouse wife wanted to play! And I found and old Imperal wll remolding a friends house and he gave it to me fro more on me read my Bio on bango hangout thanks fred:cheer:
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Re:What made the Banjo your chosen instrument? 10 years 2 weeks ago #3446

Welcome to the Fretmentor Forum Fred.

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