Banjos!

I first taught myself to play banjo in 1972, and the instrument has consumed my life since. "Duelling Banjos" was the first tune that made me beg my parents for an instrument, and I focused on three-finger Scruggs-style picking until tendonitis, many years later, caused me to take up clawhammer-style playing. I mostly play on my front porch although I know a couple of great players in Tulsa that I get to jam with on occasion. In 2002, I had the good luck to place second in the Advanced Traditional Banjo competition at the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest, the largest such contest on the west coast.

To see some banjos that I've made and hear some tunes I've recorded, you can visit my website, clawhammerbanjo.com. It's a work in progress, and if there are any tunes you'd like to request, just let me know!

Banjo Addiction is a recording project that I have contributed to. The first project was a 2-CD set that brought together banjo players from all styles from all around the world--the first and most comprehensive recording of its kind. The second project moved online and also provides a wonderfully eclectic offering of banjo songs.

David Hyatt's gourd banjo site also features some of my creations.

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