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manylodges (inactive) What got you started? (73* d) RE: What got you started? 20 May 99


My parents bought me a drum set when I was eight years old. I had loved to create rythums. I played drums through my freshman year, when I just got tired of sitting in a room by my self pounding out patterns. I wanted to sing, and play, but drums don't give harmany. Then one day I saw a skinny, long haired kid named Dylan sing and play. I wanted to do that. I bought a stella six string and a freind of my grandfathers taught me to play cords. I joined a local garage band, and have been playing every since. I have played rock, folk, irish, and blues, and bluegrass. I have found a love of sea shanties after being in the navy.

I spend my time now singing and playing at rendezvous camp fires for freinds who just enjoy music. By the way a rendezvous is a re-enactment of the pre 1840 fur trad era of canida and the u.s.. nothing is alowed in your camp that was not around during the years of 1700=1840. I have heard french vouager songs, scottish ballads, irish love songs, early lake songs, english tin flutes, and of cource drinking songs from every country. one of the most haunting sounds I have every heard came from a native american loom flute being played from the edge of camp. I love to listen to native american drum, but have failed at the attemp to sing with them. It is very hard to sing at the style needed to be authentic.

my love of bluegrass, and folk music has kept me going even when things pile up. I can still pick up my martin and be lost for two or three hours. It's like being re-charged!!!!


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