"This is really very good Mike. You are ever perfecting the one finger tremolo. I too like the piece Adieu you mentioned by Kirby and like your video of it. I featured the music to Adieu in a column I did for All…"
"This post got me curious about Vess Ossman, and I reread the cover notes to an old lp in my collection, the Banjo Kings, Ossman and Van Eps. Anyway, I see that Ossman was buried in 1923 in the Vahalla Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.…"
"Just saw this video. I am in agreement that Vess Ossman was perhaps the best of the old classic players, along with Fred Bacon, but of course much more prolific. Good tone, great technique. Now the first films marrying sound with…"
thank you for your comment, it's always great to get feedback from the pros. I've never performed in public so far but I would definitely like to once I have honed my skills a little more.
A.J. Weidt, (1866-1945)Born in Buffalo NY, on Feb. 15th, 1866, died in Middletown, New Jersey, on December 9, 1945. A highly prolific composer and arranger of light entertaining works for the fretted instruments, A. J. Weidt had nearly three hundred works published during the first three decades of the 20th century. Although his primary instrument was the five-string classic banjo, and later the tenor banjo, he also published ninety-four works for guitar and many others for mandolin and…See More
I enjoy your excellent playing on your CDs very much. Keep up the great work. Back in the sixties I had to make a career decision between being a banjo player or a lute player, and chose the lute. Happily, the lute has taken me from the Kennedy White House to Carnegie Hall and all over the world, but now that I'm retired I have the time to pursue my first love again, the classic banjo. I just recently discovered this site and enjoy the discussions and I hope I can make myself useful on it. I'm also intrigued about the ABM.