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Douglas Jackson
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  • Beacon, NY
  • United States
  • 3 months
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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
How long have you played banjo?
3 months
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
5 string

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At 10:00am on April 21, 2015, Al Smitley said…

Welcome Douglas from Beacon, NY.  Did you know Pete Seeger?

At 11:31am on April 21, 2015, Douglas Jackson said…

Yes, I did....back in the mid-60s.....he was looking for a group of young kids from our neighborhood to sing with him....so he came to the local church (St. Andrews Church, Beacon) and asked our minister to suggest any kids who might be interested....I definitely WAS!!....about 10 of us in total.  We sang with him in a few local areas in venues hoping to raise funds to build The Clearwater.  We sang with him on a couple of early morning religious shows (Lamp Onto My Feet)....sang with him on half the songs on his "Big Muddy" album in NYC....and sang with him at his 1966 Carnegie Hall Xmas concert.  It was a great time....unforgettable!  At my mature age I'm still inspired by him....which is why I just bought a 5-string....and hope to learn clawhammer...and the history of the banjo.,

At 11:55am on April 21, 2015, Al Smitley said…

Great story, Douglas!  Sounds like memories that will never fade.

At 6:03pm on April 21, 2015, Strumelia said…

Wow...that is so great!!!   Welcome Douglas.    :)

At 8:28pm on April 21, 2015, Audun Holland-Goon said…

Such a great story! Pete Seeger has always been one of my inspirations :)


At 9:00pm on April 21, 2015, Dan O;Connor said…

Hello Douglas & Welcome to the site.  I am just on the Other Side of The Hudson River in Wallkill NY.  Always Nice to meet a Local Fellow Banjo player.

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