Saturday, October 01, 2016

Greasy Coat

Here is a little bit of Greasy Coat on my old Pollmann banjo. It's the first day of October and super nice outside. Clawhammer banjo on the front porch.

cell phone video

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Pollmann banjos

In case you haven't seen a Pollmann ivory patent stamp from the turn of the century, here it is. Technically, it's iveroid; no elephants were harmed. This is on the fretboard where the banjo is often scooped out on open backs. 100 years old. Natural skin head. Nylon strings, one wound, and one fishing line. It's the cat's meow!

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Wanna hear it in action? Ragtime Annie on the old Pollmann banjo.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Long time no posts

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Been a very long time for me with no posts. I had a lot to say but didn't want to share. I guess I am still at that point. Lots of changes. Lots of feelings. Life gets too busy and things become important that really aren't.

Still playing that banjo and escaping into a magical musical world where the off beats are just as important as the main beats.

Go out and be creative. Unplug and enjoy this thing called life.