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Dan Gibson
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  • Dallas, TX; Burlington, NC
  • United States
  • Old time 1986; Stroke 2010
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Dan Gibson's Discussions

Interesting Wunderlich banjo at Zepp Country Music

Started Jan 25, 2013 0 Replies

A friend of mine has consigned for sale a Wunderlich replica banjo to Zepp Country Music. This banjo is a replica of a banjo assembled by a Confederate soldier who had been incarcerated in a Maryland…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Adams Dec 16, 2012. 1 Reply

Perhaps it's a little early to ask, but do we have a date for AEBG VI?Continue

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Sweeney Banjo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Weems Oct 16, 2011. 1 Reply

Is there any information -- text, drawing, photo, etc.  -- of the banjo Joel Sweeney used during his days as a traveling minstrel in the U.S. and British Isles?  I've seen photos of the left-hander…Continue

Rockbridge and Hoppin' John Festivals

Started Aug 27, 2011 0 Replies

Anyone going to the Rockbridge Old Time Music Festival in Virginia Sept 9 & 10, and/or the Hoppin' John Old Time Festival in Pittsboro, NC, Sept 15-17? I'll be visiting my Dad in NC and plan to…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Surfing banjo info/BHO
How long have you played banjo?
Old time 1986; Stroke 2010
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Lee; Wildwood; Prust 13" Boucher style; Thornburg grain measure tackhead; Thornburg gourd; Clifford Glenn mountain-style fretless;Bell Boucher Replica; 1890s Washburn 5-string

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 9:54am on February 14, 2011, Vince Abadie said…
Yes indeed! The more the merrier. :-)
At 8:03pm on February 28, 2011, John Allin said…
Thanks I will take it slow and man I agree with practice.
At 12:29pm on October 16, 2011, Mark Weems said…
yes, my drool. was there first! Almost went to Hoppin John's this year but had a wedding gig in Ct. next year all the local stroke players, me, you, Rob, Pentecost etc. should all try to go and create a contingent.
At 10:51am on November 15, 2012, R.D. Lunceford said…

Hi Dan;

Your name is familiar to me as well.

Happy to add you as a friend.

Thanks; RD

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