Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

James Pentecost
  • Roxboro, NC
  • United States
  • 4 years
Share on Facebook Share

James Pentecost's Friends

  • Jacalyn Thomas
  • Sonny Bryan
  • Tom Berghan
  • Tom Littleton
  • Tom Taggart
  • Barbara Mullin
  • Cedric Watson
  • Kevin W. Holmes
  • Pamela Harris
  • Pete R Ross
  • Marek Bennett
  • Wes Merchant
  • Scott Danneker
  • Guy Wolff
  • Jack L. Whaley

James Pentecost's Discussions

The Banjo: America's African Instrument

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Masciale Mar 31, 2016. 1 Reply

Mark Weems and I attended the book release event for "The Banjo: America's African Instrument" by Laurent Dubois last night at Duke University. I have read the book and would recommend it to anyone…Continue

Terry Bell Boucher-Painted

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pentecost Apr 17, 2015. 1 Reply

Most of the original Boucher banjos that I have seen were painted.http://www.banjodatabase.org/Browse3d.asp…Continue

Ashborn

Started this discussion. Last reply by Guy Wolff Apr 2, 2015. 5 Replies

Here are photos of my latest original Ashborn Guitar with a tapered fingerboard and my second Ashborn Banjo made by Mike Wesley. They both have the concave style of Ashborn tuner.The neck profile for…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

James Pentecost has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

James Pentecost's Page

Latest Activity

James Pentecost replied to Tom Taggart's discussion Harmonica Used by Minstrel Performers?
"Hello Lisa, The general consensus is that the triangle was not considered a legitimate instrument until about 1863 when it was discovered by players of "minstrel music" in New York City. It was said at the time that Stephen Foster wrote…"
Jul 16
James Pentecost liked Mark Weems's video
Jul 1
anthony Derycke commented on James Pentecost's photo
Jun 17
James Pentecost is attending Mark Weems's event
Thumbnail

Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Schedule to follow soon!See More
May 18
James Pentecost liked Paul Draper's video
Jan 16
James Pentecost liked Tom Berghan's video
Jan 16
James Pentecost liked Tom Berghan's video
Jan 16
James Pentecost liked Paul Ely Smith's video
Dec 11, 2016
James Pentecost liked Timothy Twiss's video
Sep 15, 2016
James Pentecost commented on Sule Greg Wilson's video
Sep 7, 2016
James Pentecost liked Sule Greg Wilson's video
Sep 7, 2016
James Pentecost commented on Tom Berghan's video
Thumbnail

Belle of Lexington

"Beautiful! "
Sep 7, 2016
James Pentecost liked Tom Berghan's video
Sep 7, 2016
James Pentecost liked Mark Weems's video
Sep 6, 2016
James Pentecost liked Paul Draper's video
Aug 31, 2016
James Pentecost liked Tom Berghan's video
Aug 31, 2016

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Friend
How long have you played banjo?
4 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Hartel Boucher ,12" Ramsey Special, 10" skin head Dobson

James Pentecost's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

James Pentecost's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

James Pentecost's Blog

Posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:53am 1 Comment

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:46pm on November 20, 2012, Jack L. Whaley said…

James,

 Want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Yes, we all need to get together again soon. I'm hoping I can find a bit of singing voice again.

My best,

Jack

At 7:55pm on June 9, 2013, Pamela Harris said…

Hello James, I was wondering if you may have information on the Ashborn Brass Guitar tuners?  I have a couple of his guitars.

Thanks Pamela

At 9:58am on May 28, 2014, Scott Danneker said…

Thank you James.

At 9:00pm on April 2, 2015, Guy Wolff said…

SO great meeting you ... Those tuners are really great and your guitar looks so much like my old one I am very impressed.. I freind of mine has a #1 like mine but with the friction pegs .. We have to do a clip on that guitar .. My father in law was Don Warnock who made Viola De Gambas here in New england .. That was a shop you would loved to have seen !! All the best , Guy 

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

 
 
 

© 2017   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service