Hello everyone, I am posting information about this year's Banjo Gathering, as posted in other locations by Hank Schwartz on behalf of Jim Bollman and Peter SzegoI hope everyone is doing well!Greg++++++++++++++++++++++Dear Friends,Mark your calendars for the 19th Annual Banjo Gathering, which will take place Thursday, November 3 through Saturday, November 5, 2016, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Banjo Gathering (formerly the Banjo Collectors Gathering) is the only forum focused entirely on…See More
"Cool. Will take a look. I wonder if anyone else on this forum has been exploring the Savarez Carbon series strings. I have lately been experimenting with .33mm and .37mm as first and fifth strings, .41mm for second, .45mm for third, and…"
"GT banjos are very good because when playing on stage , you don 't need the engineer put the lights on you : you are auto lightened, the banjo & you because the metal pièces of the Bjs , engineered in China , came…"
"Anthony, most people I know and know of who acquired a Gold Tone cello banjo have stopped playing them. There are plenty of youtube videos of this instrument. Check them out and judge for yourself. In my opinion they are not very bad and…"
"Thank you for this. I have found someone with one to sell, and I might retire my ancient and venerable Clifford Essex cello, which is an interesting instrument to play from a historical point of view, but might have some equally interesting…"
"In "Temptation Rag", Clarke Buehling is playing a Gold Tone "cello banjo", which has a shorter scale than most regular banjos (24-3/4"). They're still available from Gold Tone. Curly is in the hat, playing a…"
"Can I ask what Curly is playing? It sounds like a cello banjo but isn't. It looks a bit like a guitar tuned banjo, but again I don't think it is. The frets look closer together than my cello banjo too, which should make the thing…"
"Nicely done Greg. You nailed it.
Eric : Click on "Player Biographies" at top right of this page and check out the Horace Weston Biog.
You'll likely find some Weston tunes printed in the early SS Stewart Journals, pre-1891. PDFS of…"
Thank you for the kind comments Greg, I'm working on high-quality mp3 versions of the piano accompaniments which will be made available here. I really like your playing and the tone you get from your banjo.