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Mark Osterman left a comment for Greg Adams
"Thanks Greg. I am not really one for joining groups, but thought this looked interesting. The funny thing is hours after joining I was contacted by someone who has a vintage fretless banjo to sell. I haven't bought a fretless banjo in about…"
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"Hello Mark! It's about time you showed up here!"
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"We can't wait! Everything is coming together for this year's Antietam Early Banjo Gathering! Please make sure that you've formally registered for the event…"
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L. M. Gottschalk's "The Banjo" on a banjo

"I remember your thread on the Batchelder piece from a couple of years ago.  I think you're right that he was really trying to directly put minstrel banjo music on the piano, and I think that piece, which is published at almost the exact…"
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L. M. Gottschalk's "The Banjo" on a banjo

""Nice" was an unnecessary qualification... I should have said: nothing wrong with playing ANY tune on a banjo, and serious rebukes should only come from paying customers or a captive audience.  Clawhammer in the 1850s? Why not? The…"
Jun 7

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Through the Tom-Briggs listserv
How long have you played banjo?
Since 1994
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Not enough!

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At 3:19pm on December 4, 2008, Carl Anderton said…
Santa Claus needs to bring you a nice video camera for Christmas this year. Then you could make youtube videos that we could all enjoy! (Assuming you've been good).
At 5:20pm on December 19, 2008, razyn said…
Just befriending the guys I know, from AEBG or the old forum --
At 1:26pm on December 20, 2008, Robert Winans said…
Thanks, Greg. I will try to add material to the site over time, maybe even a more up-to-date photo and a better picture of that banjo.
At 3:54pm on December 20, 2008, razyn said…
If the Add as Friend button worked, I'd add you. It's blue on my screen -- only the green buttons work. (Well, some of the red ones do.) I assume Bill Gates owns Ning, and makes life here hard for Mac users.
At 10:43pm on January 4, 2009, John Masciale said…
Greg, Thanks for posting those videos, I thoroughly enjoyed them. They are lessons in this art, and are worth studying.
At 5:18pm on January 22, 2009, George Wunderlich said…
I may be slow, but I am , ......well......slow!

I am in a meeting until 7, I saw I missed a call from you. The people in my meeting think I am writing down notes :) Talk to you soon
At 9:52am on February 13, 2009, John Peterson said…
Thanks - I'm a hack but I don't stop trying. You guys keep me going!
At 11:09am on June 11, 2009, Lucas Bowman said…
Hey! I joined up! Whatchu been up too? Im trying to swing some thesis work outta these banjos, and Im trying to narrow it down. Its a bitch! What you been working on?
At 2:03pm on November 6, 2009, Len Entrabartolo said…

Will do. Right now we're back in the studio and hoping to have the CD out by February. We'll be back out on the road soon and we'll see you then.
At 9:57am on January 26, 2010, Carson Hudson said…
Hey Greg... No, problem... I knew I would see you somewhere, sometime. I'd appreciate any feedback, and also I'd like to talk about akontings. I saw the vid of you in Florida last March and had lots of questions.

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