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Kevin W. Holmes
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  • Hillsborough, NC
  • United States
  • Since 2006
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Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017 at Appomattox Courthouse National HIstoric Park

September 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017
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John Brown's March

"Nice job Kevin. I know your enjoying playing your Wesley banjo and making me jealous at the same time! Can't wait for mine to get done!"
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Nov 29, 2013
Kevin W. Holmes commented on Kevin W. Holmes's blog post Ashborn banjo reproduction ordered
"Yes, I'm originally from Watertown, CT, not far from the original Ashborn works.  I've lived in NC for about 20 years."
Nov 29, 2013
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John Brown's March

"Maybe I should call it 8-finger style ;-)"
Nov 29, 2013
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John Brown's March

"Kevin, I guess you're not kidding about two finger style.   ;) This was just lovely, I felt like I was sitting right there listening, with the light coming in the window. What a great banjo and real nice playing."
Nov 29, 2013
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John Brown's March

"John Brown's March", played 2-finger style on a new James Ashborn reproduction banjo (#3) built by Mike Wesley in Roxboro, NC. 12" pot. I can still smell th...
Nov 29, 2013
Tony Thomas commented on Kevin W. Holmes's blog post Ashborn banjo reproduction ordered
"Seeing that you are from NC even Steve Wish the guy who makes those weird basses and other instruments really got his start as a musician in CT.   He was the first folk musician I met the first time I let my parents house with a guitar in…"
Aug 31, 2013
Tony Thomas commented on Kevin W. Holmes's blog post Ashborn banjo reproduction ordered
"Kevin are  you from  CT.   I have lived in Florida the past 31 years but I grew up in Hartford amd used to play with Don Seniti Moose of the Morgans and Billy Walaach.  Bacon banjos were made for a long time in Groton, and…"
Aug 31, 2013
Kevin W. Holmes commented on Kevin W. Holmes's blog post Ashborn banjo reproduction ordered
"My main interest in the Ashborn is the history. They were made in CT, as was I! It was an innovative design for the time and Ashborn did for the banjo what Colt (also from CT) did for the gun; production line mfg. with interchangeable parts. As far…"
Aug 31, 2013

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Internet search
How long have you played banjo?
Since 2006
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Dobson, Stewart, Reiter, Nechville, James Ashborn reproduction by Mike Wesley.

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Ashborn banjo reproduction ordered

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 7:45am 10 Comments

I'm anxiously awaiting a late-fall delivery of an Ashborn banjo reproduction banjo I ordered last week from Mike Wesley (jmwesleyguitars@gmail.com) of Roxboro, NC.  I visited his home and shop and was impressed with his work and knowledge.

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