Hey, Danny, I don't have a question, just wanted to say thanks. I've been playing guitar for years -- acoustic, travis-picking style. But my hearing has been failing for years and I finally had to get a cochlear implant just to function in my job (the kind of job with meetings at big tables and you'd better be able to hear people). Though I still play the guitar, it's not the same -- the quality of a guitar's sound suffers with the cochlear. But I picked up an inexpensive banjo at a great guitar store (in Evanston, Illinois) and I found that the sound of a banjo works really well for me. No problem hearing and appreciating that twangy, metalic, sharp pitch. Anyway, I've been teaching myself to make banjo sounds I like -- and your instructional videos on youtube really help. For one thing, you give people permission to do it their way. Transferring from guitar, that's nice. So thanks, for the friendly and down-to-earth help. I can still make music now.
hey man thanks. that's really cool about the banjo and your hearing. i'm glad the banjo fits in that range better for you. that's really nice to hear.
When I was a teenager it was important that the bands I liked were "cool", whether it was Mingus, Kiss or Patti Smith. Now I'm older and have a wife and family, I find it important to me that the musicians I listen to are kinda nice people.
In this world where a musician's views on politics hold more weight than an academics, should this really matter? Do you think it influences your own listening and, is it me or do banjo players seem to be lovely people in general?
Thanks for your time,
Stove Up is a masterpiece. It is stuck solid in my CD-player. Your own tracks on there stand toe-to-toe with the classics.
I know Charlie's sitting in a jail-cell watching the clock nowadays but why did he go downtown?