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Other Bluegrass Banjo Topics / Re: Banjo Funny
« Last post by 59figmo on January 19, 2018, 09:07:31 AM »
True'nuff....

Darn good addvice...


Course..the..E.P.A..
Will probity git ya fer...
EAR POLOOTION......  :kick butt smiley
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Other Bluegrass Banjo Topics / Re: Banjo Funny
« Last post by wilbanjo on January 18, 2018, 09:57:36 PM »
 :applaud:   :sm. bravo: 
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Other Bluegrass Banjo Topics / Re: Banjo Funny
« Last post by TDF5G on January 18, 2018, 03:45:02 PM »
This may be a repeat.  But it's good enough to see again IMO.  :smile:
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by wilbanjo on January 10, 2018, 11:04:35 PM »
 :button:  Awesome , Thanks for Sharing.
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by TDF5G on January 10, 2018, 11:09:35 AM »
Thank you.  :thanks:

It really was a wonderful experience.  It gave me a small taste of life on the road, traveling every day and sleeping in strange beds.  I didn't really get that much sleep.  I must have been operating on adrenaline.   :scared: I sure did crash on the divan Sunday afternoon when we got back!  :asleep:

Honestly, when Greg first asked me about going I had some reservations, with obligations at home, work, etc.  But when I found out the other guys were going, I said yes.  :thumbs: I knew we'd sound pretty good as a band.  We had so much fun.  I'd do it again in a heartbeat!  I'm looking forward to the next gig he sets up for us.

You just meet so many nice folks at bluegrass events too.  :smile:
Todd
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by Bigco74 on January 09, 2018, 07:16:59 PM »
 :good post: That's awesome!  Glad you had fun, what a great experience.
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by 59figmo on January 09, 2018, 05:54:08 PM »
 :button: :praise:
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by TDF5G on January 09, 2018, 01:38:30 PM »
Here is a video of one song from the show we played @ Lincoln NE.

https://www.facebook.com/earl.m.witt/videos/10155270577989157/
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Bluegrass Banjo Picking / Re: Back To The Banjo; The sequel.
« Last post by TDF5G on January 09, 2018, 12:45:52 PM »
I wanted to share a couple of pics with my Banjo Holler buddies.

The Greg Blake Band played a midwest mini-tour last weekend.  Beginning at Knucklehead's Saloon in Kansas City.  That is the band in the last pic. The fiddle player didn't go with us to IA & NE.  We picked up a gal fiddler in IA to play the other show.

Then Friday we drove to North Liberty IA to perform a house concert.  That was my first one of those and I enjoyed that, playing for a small group of bluegrass fans on a cold night.  It was -10 the next morning when we rolled out about 11AM.  :Brrr:  Former Blue Grass Boy, Bob Black lives in nearby Iowa City and came to pick a few with us.  That was awesome!  He is such a nice fella too!  This was actually the 2nd time I had met him within the past 4 years or so.  That's me and him in the 2nd pic. The other pic is Bob giving us quick lesson on a tune he picked called Banjolina. :banjo:

Then on to Lincoln NE to perform for LAFTA at a very nice venue called The Loft in downtown Lincoln on Sat night.  http://www.lafta.net/ And they put us up at the Embassy Suites Hotel a few blocks away.  That's a purdy hi-faluten place, I'll tell ya what. :NoWay:

Greg rented a Ford Explorer and we crammed all out instruments and luggage (including a bass fiddle) in it plus 4 guys with no room to spare!  :NoWay:  We had a great time on the road too.  The camaraderie with the guys was very enjoyable for all of us.  They are great guys to travel with and just hang out with.   :thumbs:

Everything went very well, the weather was good for travel also.  I had a tuning malfunction on the first set in KC which took me a few days to get over.  :hammer: Only other problem all weekend was an error at The Embassy with our rooms.  They had reserved 1 room for 3 nights instead of 3 rooms for 1 night.  The nice young man hotel clerk got it straightened for us though.   :smile:
Todd
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Off Topic (not music related) / Re: Triple stand
« Last post by RonC on January 09, 2018, 12:10:06 AM »
Just a tip about those style stands, whether one, two or three instrument: I wrap a cable or line around the top of the vertical post of the stand. I run the other end of the cable to a hook or ring anchored to a piece of furniture or the wall. That way, the stand can withstand a bump or push without falling over.
Leaving such stands freestanding can be a recipe for disaster. I speak from grim experience.

Ron
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