Hooked on Bluegrass

Matt Milan

How I got hooked on bluegrass goes something like this. One Saturday morning about 5 years ago I found myself working at a fellow's house in Loomis and by chance I had tuned in to Eric Rice and the county line bluegrass show on KVMR from Nevada City. While chatting with the homeowner about the music I mentioned that I had been threatening to take Banjo lessons for a couple of years, to my surprise he pipes up "my dad's got a banjo in the attic, ya wanna buy it?" I stammered, "yea ... sure ... maybe!"

Now at this point I don't know which end of this thing you even play, but he insisted I take it for awhile,so I did. Next thing you know I'm down at the 5th string taking lessons and thats all she wrote! Well, 12 different Banjos, 3 teachers, and 4 FDF's later, that bluegrass bug bite still really itches.

(posted 2/23/2008)

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