Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Jacalyn Thomas
  • Oxford, NC
  • United States
  • 6 months
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Jacalyn Thomas's Friends

  • Kat F
  • Sonny Bryan
  • Chris Prieto
  • Tom Taggart
  • Scott Danneker
  • James Pentecost
  • Strumelia
  • Mark Weems
  • D. Wooldridge

Jacalyn Thomas's Discussions


Started Feb 20, 2017 0 Replies

Mark Weems told me today about the Appomattox gathering in September. I am SOOOO excited! I didn't ask him for more information... I am saving the date. But, is there more information on it yet? What…Continue

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Jacalyn Thomas is attending Mark Weems's event

Joel Walker Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence at Appomattox Courthouse, Va

September 6, 2019 to September 8, 2019
Jun 21
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for D. Wooldridge
"Hi Dave. When are the dates for this year's convergence. With the first being a Sunday I want to make sure I put in for the right days off from work. If there is anything I can do to help, just let me know. It's my favorite event of the…"
Feb 12
Jacalyn Thomas commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"Thank you Paul and Mark for the excellent workshops. And to my early morning singing buddy and maker of the newest addition to my instrumental family and to the other Dave for your help and lovely gifts. If you didn't come this year you need to…"
Sep 10, 2018
Jacalyn Thomas commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"But of course! It's that European aesthetic combined with authentic Americana that gives birth to all things luscious."
Sep 7, 2018
Jacalyn Thomas commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"So, I am already here.... Muggy as hell. But for Friday night supper I have Brunswick stew (cooked in cast iron wash tubs and stirred with oars, of course). Egg custard pie, lemon chess pie, pecan pie and German chocolate pie. And cornbread. Ice tea…"
Sep 6, 2018
Jacalyn Thomas commented on D. Wooldridge's event Joel Sweeney Convergence
"Scott,  I am sorry for your loss. Safe travels. Jacalyn"
Aug 31, 2018
Jacalyn Thomas is attending D. Wooldridge's event

Joel Sweeney Convergence at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018
An opportunity to play early banjo music at historic Appomattox Court House where " the banjo passed from black hands to white hands."See More
Aug 31, 2018
Chris Prieto and Jacalyn Thomas are now friends
Jan 15, 2018
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for Sonny Bryan
"I had a blast! I wish we had taken a picture"
Oct 5, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas and Sonny Bryan are now friends
Oct 5, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for Tom Taggart
"My pleasure!So glad you liked it."
Sep 12, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas is now friends with Tom Taggart and Scott Danneker
Sep 12, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for Scott Danneker
"I had such a great time this weekend. So glad we met!"
Sep 11, 2017
Kat F left a comment for Jacalyn Thomas
"Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday! :)"
Sep 6, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas left a comment for Kat F
"Hi Kat! So glad you are coming to Appomattox! We "girls"need to do something special together! Welcome!"
Sep 4, 2017
Jacalyn Thomas commented on Mark Weems's event Sweeney Early Banjo Convergence 2017
"My condolences on your great losses. Is there anything we can do to make your trip and arrival easier for you."
Sep 3, 2017

Profile Information

How did you find out about Ning Minstrel Banjo?
Googled tune I am learning
How long have you played banjo?
6 months
What kind of banjo(s) do you own?
Bob Flescher - Sam Sweeney fretless (former owner - Mark Weems)

Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 6:15pm on November 17, 2016, Strumelia said…

Welcome Jacalyn!   :)

At 6:32pm on November 17, 2016, Jacalyn Thomas said…

Thank you

At 8:27pm on November 17, 2016, Mark Weems said…

Hi Jacalyn!

At 1:14am on November 18, 2016, Tom Taggart said…

Welcome, lots of good folks and good advice here.

At 12:00pm on November 18, 2016, Jacalyn Thomas said…

I am already learning a lot just looking around the site. Thanks for the warm welcome.

At 8:11am on November 22, 2016, Jacalyn Thomas said…

Oops! I meant to put this on Mark Weems thread. He is the one the minstrel banjo has to blame for letting a fumbled fingered beginner in on this treasure.

"Oh Hi! I didn't get a notice that you had commented. It is all your fault, you know! Thank you for introducing me to this amazing music."

At 8:36pm on November 23, 2016, Scott House said…
Sorry that I'm a little late to the welcoming party. But welcome! Enjoy!
At 12:20pm on February 12, 2017, Strumelia said…

Lots of things are Mark's fault.  At least according to Mr. Pentecost.


At 2:11pm on September 6, 2017, Kat F said…

Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday! :)

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