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Genford Brewington
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  • Charlotte, NC
  • United States
  • I've played a few years, but…
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Genford Brewington's Discussions

Long time, no see!/ Banjo vs Fiddle: How did they play together in the Olden days?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strumelia May 8, 2014. 4 Replies

Greetings all.  I had to take a little break from all my music-related extracurriculars last year, so I haven't been posting much (or playing any, sadly).I posted this on the Banjo Hangout and Fiddle…Continue

Minstrel banjo and fiddle clips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan'l Nov 1, 2012. 9 Replies

Has anybody posted (or know of) any clips of minstrel banjo and fiddle playing together. I have not been on the forum much lately and may have missed it if it has alraedy been posted, but I was just…Continue

Minstrel fiddle?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Wilkins Sep 10, 2012. 26 Replies

I am curious if anyone has any information about the role of the fiddle (not classical "violin") in popular music during the 19th century/minstrel period, particularly in relation to the banjo. For…Continue

Case/Gig bag for Menzies banjo?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Genford Brewington Aug 24, 2012. 10 Replies

I have a Menzies Tackhead and a Menzies Gourd banjo.  They are both 26inch scale.  The tackhead is a 13inch, and I believe the gourd is 9 or 10 inches.  I need something to keep them in when I'm not…Continue

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
From the Banjo Hangout
How long have you played banjo?
I've played a few years, but just getting back in after a hiatus.
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Chuck Lee openback, Ramsey Woody Openback, Bell & Sons Boucher

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Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 12:53pm on June 4, 2012, Highnoon said…

Thanks for the friend add Genford! Yep, I'm on the dulcimer site also.

At 12:43pm on June 7, 2012, Nicholas A Bechtel said…

Hey Genford...welcome to Minstrel Banjo. Prepare yourself for a lot of fun, and a whole new world of musical exploration.


At 12:27pm on June 21, 2012, Strumelia said…

Wow, getting TWO new banjos in one day....AWESOME!!!  You must be dying to play both at the same time- what a dilemma!   :)   

I once got two banjos on the same day,  11 yrs ago now, when i had Mike Ramsey make me a matched pair- one fretted, one half-fretted....my 'Hog Sisters' pair of banjos.   Genford, you really have some nice banjos at this point!  I can't wait to hear you play them!

At 4:21pm on July 24, 2012, Scott Miller said…

Hey Genford,

Hope we get the chance to jam sometime!


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