1. OMG! You talk about gifted, this guy can do it all! Design 'em, make 'em, play 'em. But he comes from good stock... smart, capable folks that really understand wood. Couple that with the ability to craft an instrument into an art form and you come up with folks like Will.

    Here's another really good story of gifted people overcoming constraints and finding their niche. Lucky us!!

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  2. Thoughtful, precise, sensitive, playful and raucous! Now there's a combination you don't see everyday.

    As a musician (and human being), Erynn is all these things and so much more! Seems she knew early on - VERY early on - she was destined to play fiddle. When you hear her stories about her GREAT-grandparents playing fiddle, you can quickly see how her talent channels through her musical genes. But she's no slacker! Listen to her play! Whether it's an OT chestnut or a new number she composed, it's clear she's contributing to her family's admirable legacy. :)

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  3. Carl is an absolute gift!

    If you're a player, he'll accompany you on the instrument of YOUR choice (he plays them all). If you're a singer, he'll make you sound amazing with counter rhythms, harmonies, melodies, etc. And if you want to hear original songs in the Old-time Tradition, he can write and record them. There's some of that, here. But this guy has lots to offer anyone. Much more than I can fit into less than a half-hour.

    Like I said. Carl is a gift. :)

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  4. Banjo Builders really don't fit a mold. Here for instance is a fellow with a PhD in physics that quit teaching to build custom furniture (he started earlier building boats). THEN he discovered banjos.

    So, what does a boat-building furniture maker with a big brain bring to the art and science of building banjos? Have a look!

    # vimeo.com/198600550 Uploaded 152 Views 0 Comments
  5. Beverly Smith makes others sound fantastic. She's selfless in that regard. But one needs to stop and seriously reflect on just what makes this musician so good. The fact of the matter is, Beverly is amazing! Whether she's playing, writing, teaching or dancing, Beverly knows and understands Traditional music.

    I'm delighted I got to spend some one-on-one time to save HER story for others.

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Old-time Conversations - Vol 5 Teaser/previews

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Here's the roster of good folks included on Volume 5 of "Conversations with Old-time Performers and Banjo Builders." Fall 2016.

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