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Rob Mohr
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  • Milford, VA
  • United States
  • 7 years
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Kick off the New Year TotW...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Cypret Jan 3. 5 Replies

Unless someone has a different tune they prefer, how about kicking off the new year with Don't You Hear De Bulgine??To me, it appears deceptively simple...Plus, I can't find a video newer than 10…Continue

TotW - 18 NOV 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Twiss Nov 23, 2019. 5 Replies

I have it down to the following from Buckley 1868 (Tim's book): Buckley's Hornpipe, Dan Emmett's Reel, or Lazy Joe (Jig)...Somebody make a decision...Continue

Decisions, decisions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Mohr May 9, 2019. 2 Replies

I had been considering a mountain banjo because it just seems like FUN!! However, I decided another minstrel banjo is probably the way to go. My Stichter repro tends to wilt with heat and humidity…Continue

Good article...

Started Apr 17, 2019 0 Replies

https://www.wbur.org/artery/2019/04/17/banjo-project-digital-museumI had heard of The Banjo Project, but it's been a…Continue

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Grape-Vine Twist

"Great! Thanks, Tim! I'll check it out..."
23 hours ago
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Grape-Vine Twist

"Thanks, Tim! Good to know. I didn't want to buy it and have a "non-useful" book, since I don't play fiddle."
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Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Grape-Vine Twist

"Paul, I found Ryan's Mammoth Collection.  It says they're fiddle tunes. Does the music as written work for banjo? Or is that where Tim comes in with adaptation? Thanks in advance..."
Friday
Rob Mohr replied to Al Smitley's discussion Blackface & Minstrel Shows
"AWESOME, JOEL!! Thanks for posting the link. I now have something to watch on my commute..."
Mar 17
Rob Mohr replied to Al Smitley's discussion Blackface & Minstrel Shows
"Man, I searched and searched but to no avail. I don't have CSPAN3 in my DirectTV package...ugh"
Mar 16
Rob Mohr commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"Is Krisrina going to bring some copies of Well of Souls, so we may buy an autographed copy?"
Mar 9
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Old Johnny Boker

"Well done!!...I can never get it to come out right..."
Mar 1
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Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

"Great! Thanks, Paul!...it's one of those I keep hearing and like, but it's not Buckley, Briggs, Converse, Rice, or Foster, so it's not in any of my books..."
Feb 22
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Rob Mohr commented on John Masciale's event An Early Banjo Gathering
"Signed up and ready to go!! I have a sleeping bag and a banjo, I figure that's all I need!!"
Feb 21
Rob Mohr is attending John Masciale's event

An Early Banjo Gathering at Renfrew Museum and Park

June 26, 2020 at 7pm to June 28, 2020 at 1pm
We are hosting an Early American Banjo gathering. The committee for this event are John and Elaine Masciale, Tim Twiss, Al Smitley, and Andy Chase. At the end of the last gathering there was a lot of interest in continuing with the gathering, but we needed a new venue.  After a lot of searching we are pleased to announce that Renfrew Museum is willing to host us.Our goals are:!. To educate about and create an appreciation for the early American banjo, its musical repertoire, and its role in…See More
Feb 21
Rob Mohr commented on Paul Draper's video
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Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City.

"I've noticed this is a popular tune at our gatherings. Is there music or tab of it somewhere, so I can add this to my repertoire?"
Feb 21

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How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
minstrelbanjo.com
How long have you played banjo?
7 years
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bell Stichter, Backyard Music fretted & fretless, Carver Gourd, Flint Hills resonator

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At 12:24pm on August 31, 2018, Tom Taggart said…

Rob, I am sure your family will enjoy the day. Looking forward to meeting you there.

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