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2014 Banjo [Collectors] Gathering, Sept. 4-7

Dear Friends,I am posting here the latest communique from Peter Szego, Jim Bollman, and Hank Schwartz regarding the 2014 Banjo Gathering (formerly known as the Banjo Collectors Gathering). This is the premiere event for those who are interested in modern scholarship about the banjo's historic role in the great tapestry of the American Experience! If you are able to be on hand for this event, you won't be disappointed. I've only missed one year since 2001 (and that was because of a hectic…See More
Jul 22
Greg Adams replied to Dane M. Donato's discussion Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing
"Dear Dan'l, Thank you for your reply. As I mentioned earlier, Shlomo and I have expanded these few paragraphs into a fully foot-noted 21 page essay for Bob Winans' forthcoming book with UIP.  Thank you for your consideration, Greg "
Jul 7
Greg Adams replied to Dane M. Donato's discussion Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing
"Dear Bob, Thank you for the follow up. Yes, the Slave Voyages Database is great. Everyone should spend time with it! Several years ago I downloaded all of the data into a single spreadsheet and began trying to correlate early banjo references with…"
Jul 7
Greg Adams replied to Dane M. Donato's discussion Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing
"Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje has done a good bit of pioneering research on West African fiddling traditions and I believe she is working on a project focused on African-American fiddling and potential correlations with Africa and maybe the…"
Jul 7
Greg Adams replied to Dane M. Donato's discussion Rank beginner to Minstrel style playing
Jul 7
Greg Adams shared Andy Chase's photo on Facebook
Jun 29
Greg Adams liked John Masciale's blog post AEBG
Jun 27
Greg Adams and Marek Bennett are now friends
Jun 23

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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!
John
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…
Greg,

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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