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Sonny Bryan
  • Louisville, KY
  • United States
  • Since about 2011
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  • Timothy Twiss
  • Chris Prieto
  • Tom Taggart
  • CURTIS PAYNE
  • Leonidas (Lee) Jones
  • Wes Merchant
  • Paul Draper
  • James Pentecost
  • Strumelia
  • Mark Weems
  • Rob Morrison
  • D. Wooldridge

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Sonny Bryan commented on Sonny Bryan's video
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Briggs 1855

"Hey Scott, it's a Jay Moschella banjo. I do have one of Terry's, it's a grain painted Boucher. I'm looking forward to Appomattox and have room in the A frame if anyone needs shelter."
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Sonny Bryan commented on Sonny Bryan's video
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Briggs 1855

"Thanks, it is a nice spot. And, I just reseated it.. waiting on the creek."
Saturday
Tom Taggart commented on Sonny Bryan's video
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Briggs 1855

"Nice Sonny! Hope your bench stays planted now."
Saturday
Paul Draper commented on Sonny Bryan's video
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Briggs 1855

"Good story. Looks like a beautiful spot."
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Sonny Bryan replied to Chris Prieto's discussion How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?
"That's "1/8th note or larger"...And I agree it can be a very satisfying process."
Thursday
Sonny Bryan commented on Chris Prieto's photo
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Coffin case by Terry Bell

"Sir, that surely is a very smart case. Congratulations!"
Thursday
Sonny Bryan replied to Chris Prieto's discussion How long do you take to learn a song you haven't heard before?
"It depends on the composition, Chris. Standard notation tunes comprised of mostly 1/8th notes are larger, that can be fairly easily grabbed on a fretless banjo, probably not too long. At least to get a sense of the music. At that point, it's a…"
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Jul 17
CURTIS PAYNE and Sonny Bryan are now friends
Jul 15
Sonny Bryan commented on Greg Adams's video
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Citizenship Ceremony at Smithsonian A&I Building, Star Spangled Banner (banjo and vocal)

"Fantastic, Greg! The National Anthem is a difficult song. You nailed it!!"
Jul 11
Sonny Bryan commented on Andy Chase's video
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Cupid's Dream Waltz

"Sounds really good, Andy! I don't recall that one in the Green Converse. What Banjo are you playing? Your backdrop looks like a painting; very cool!"
Jul 10
Sonny Bryan commented on Mark Weems's video
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Riding With Old Mosby

"Hey Mark, I am planning on coming to the Sweeny Confergence. It was a very memorable experience last year. Period camping still ok?"
Jul 3
Sonny Bryan commented on Mark Weems's video
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Riding With Old Mosby

"Like that Mark! Great ballad: What is the source? I guess to the young soldiers of the war, John Mosby was considered old at 29 in 1862."
Jul 2

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
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How long have you played banjo?
Since about 2011
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
J. Moschella, Boucher B. Sholder gourd, D. Gardner, T. Bell Boucher

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Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 10:33am on May 17, 2016, D. Wooldridge said…

Glad to see ya Sonny! Thanks for coming over this weekend!!

At 11:11am on May 17, 2016, Paul Draper said…
Great meeting you Sonny and playing tunes with you! (And the morning coffee around the fire was wonderful, talkin bout the ways of the world...)
At 12:41pm on May 17, 2016, Tom Taggart said…

Good to see you here.  Really enjoyed playing music with you over this pats weekend.

At 3:05pm on May 17, 2016, Strumelia said…

Hey, great you are here Sonny!  

At 9:17pm on May 17, 2016, Rob Morrison said…

Hey sonny--Had  great time with you and the guys and Lisa.  It's fun to play dress-up every so often and play music with words you can't always sing.  These things are always fun.  Great to get to know you.

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