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some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's a bluegrass festival but Rémi like that
he hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40 Guild guitar ; he play all these but ………….
we will play 30 mn of CB ' tunes in Cremona ; only 30 mn because there are several bluegrass & folks
bands from Italy mainly . we are the lonely CB band…Continue
Was on an Abbott ' 5th string i have ; i think original to it .
The Marquetery is ... inside ............ , with a varnish on ; and it is the type of marquetery we can see on a Windsor banjo ............. So ....... mistery…Continue
On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days
gonna play ................ Classic banjo with Rémi and his new Cole mod D ;
Alison Brown , who had a gig not far , will opening the festival tonight…Continue
This one is labeled " super vibrante "
i understood mostly via David the early models were labeled "…Continue
RIP ; i play the piano here for the moovie " Wings of fame " ( palais de la Méditerranée NICE )
Workshop in Saint Gervasy ( 6 miles from Nîmes ) France ; june 15 & 16.
I will be here for the CB section . There will be Live music , of course , will play some tunes
jean marc ( Andres ) will play , too & tell the story of the ragtime banjo ;
All the details are here : ( in French , click on " stages " )
J 'animerai un stage de Banjo le WE du 15 & 16 …Continue
Added by marc dalmasso on April 3, 2013 at 12:41 — No Comments
Cannot play one of my banjos with a nickeled metal rim for the time because of an allergy on my right leg ; i play others ... Did somebody ever see this kind of problem ? ; the simple trouser or a rag / cloth beetween the banjo and my skin seems doing nothing .. any idea ? a piece of leather ?
This beautiful B & M ' zyther Bj seems to be almost the same that the one owned by Sydney Ball ( picture one the W J Ball ' site ); both have the " frette compensée " à la Windsor ..
Added by marc dalmasso on January 30, 2013 at 21:49 — No Comments
Here ' s the backing track for " Broadway promenade "broadway%20promenade_H%20j%20Ellis.mid by Herbert J Ellis .
It is a piano part in midi file .
And don 't forget you have to tune the bass in D ; it is a pleasant tune to play
the tempo is something like 80 ; must be speeded to play it like a cake walk , i guess
Added by marc dalmasso on January 19, 2013 at 12:15 — No Comments
Strangely , sometimes , a new banjo appear in the house and because it 's pretty soon christmas time and you could have the idea of making yourself a gift , here 's an explanation for your wife : unfortunatly , your old music stand was broken and you really wanted to make the economy of buying a new one but you needed it .Here ' s my picture . Say Thx , marc , for the good idea…Continue