"These were all posted on the late Hal Allert's Classicbanjo.com website which is no longer active (but his classicbanjoradio.com site is sill maintained by his daughters).
Putting these up on the internet archive has been on my list but I just…"
"I seem to remember the phrase used by SSS was "fallen out of favor," but that did not stop him from continuing to promote it and even go to the effort and expense to design and patent a new thimble.
Despite SSS' opinion, plenty of…"
"Reading the book "Way Up North in Dixie" cover to cover I found that the authors failed to make any true connection to Emmett. If i remember correctly, the only "evidence" was a publicity image of Emmett that was found in a box…"
"Hi Steve, FWIW mandolins did not become popular or even widely known in the US until after the Spanish Students toured in 1880 causing the popularity of an instrument that they did not even play (it is worth a little googleing). Mandolins…"
Joel-You sent me two sets of two picks. But, I think you only charged me for one. Could you please double check the sunshinewave order. And, if you've only charged me once can I send them back to the PO Box on the envelope?
Yes! Is this Tad the banjo player who entertained Texans in the 1880's, between poker games and gunfights? I was married last May, thus the additional last name. I retired and now live in Clayton, Ok, in the Kiamichi Mountains of the southeast part of the state.
More time for banjo playing!
I am working on frailing lately, but joined this site to see what I could learn re 1800's music.
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