Sunday, March 30, 2008

Willfest this weekend!

Willfest begins this coming Friday evening!

Here's the link to the festival.

Bob and I will be playing at noon and at 5PM on Saturday, and I'll be giving a dulcimer workshop on Sunday at noon. Our new CD, Florida Banjo, is supposed to arrive tomorrow--so we will have it at Willfest with us! This is a really fun festival with lots of workshops, stages, and picking everywhere.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Fretless banjo!

Here it is (cell phone photo). Boy--is this a beauty! The tone is awesome, but what I like best is the neck. The surface is smooth and slick and the neck fits my hands and fingers perfectly. When I put my fingers down on a chord, they are right there--even without frets. :) Now I understand why John asks for a tracing of your left hand before making a banjo.
John Bowlin is a delightful banjo builder too. This is a keeper!