I'm actually up in the mountains, playing a restaurant (which means I gotta play "polite dinner music," bah!) in Gypsum. I had a gig in Denver last Thursday, but dropped the ball as far as telling people on CBN.com about it. It's a duo I do down in Denver, me & a drummer (and none of those acoustic CBGs, it's electric and loud!). I still would love to meet ya one of these days, though!
Hey Todd, I met up with Marvin, who let me borrow the "brick house" banja you made for a gig tomorrow (all CBG instruments).... and, WOW! This thing is really, REALLY well made! I'm gonna have trouble giving it back after the show! How's things in your world?
Hi. I meant to send a message and it sent a friend request without a message (not that I don't want to send a friend request you understand). What I did want to ask about was your music. Do you have your music on CDs and for sale? Either way, great and very enjoyable playing, which I would like to listen to for hours. All the best. John
bear, I just download nuclear coffee and was so thrilled when I saw your foothill stomp on there, which still remains my favorite banjo tune ever. I guess Im saying thanks for my favorite song on the cd. thanks bear.
I must have missed the friend request, sorry! I'll friend you after typing this. I'm glad you took my comments to heart, they were heart-felt.
I see in a comment below mention of a CD. Do you have a CD of your playing?
I "finished" the guitar, but screwed up in forgetting to add some caulk etc. around the truss rod. The neck has these dead spots: play certain notes and much of the energy goes into making the rod vibrate, notes come out all muted and awful. I'm going to drill down through the fretboard to the rod and squirt something in then turn the holes into fret markers, which I left off till now. HOpe it works, otherwise I'll have an excuse to make another one (like I need it).
I'm starting a banjo next, your video convinced me I had to learn the isntrument :)
Bear, nothing rhetorical about my question re: foothill stomp. That song is one of those truly rare ones that make me sit up and listen, really makes me go "Wow!" It isn't that it is all super flashy or crazy technical, just that it is so all around solid and moving. You've got something different and beautiful playing over your comment page here. I'm very inspired. Thanks