Hi Danny! Very big fan of Don Stover. I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of banjo strings he played the most. Lights or mediums? I was guessing lights was mostly what was available back in the Lilly Brothers era but heard he was once using GHS MEDIUMS? ANY info you might could share would be greatly appreciated.
i THINK he was a light gauge guy, but i'll have to ask my friend. i mean shucks.....everybody kinda messes with that jazz haha.
Really enjoying your current output and looking forward to next record. I've really been digging the echo session you did on YouTube. Great set and I love your guitar playing. I was hoping to ask some geeky questions about that.
I've recently got myself a banjo caster. I've heard you in interviews saying that you approach the guitar/ barnjo like a six string banjo but do you notice any changes in how you play?
For instance, I see you still wear picks- do you find you alter the angle of your right hand? Guitars are normally more parallel to the ground.
Also are there banjo things that you find don't work so well?- I've found Keith style banjo gets quite muddy/murky.
Thanks as ever for your time; I'm sorry that this might be interesting for me only.
Do you live in the Pacific Northwest.... and do you give private lessons?
I'm on ArtistWorks with Tony Trishka and play the banjo.