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Mark Johnson/clawgrass

Margo 04 Jul 01 - 01:52 PM
GUEST,Frogmore 04 Jul 01 - 02:41 PM
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Subject: Mark Johnson/clawgrass
From: Margo
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 01:52 PM

Wow! You like bluegrass banjo? You like clawhammer banjo? You ought to check out Mark Johnson and his "Clawgrass" style of playing. He plays a blend of the three finger style banjo and clawhammer banjo. Using three fingers, (thumb, index, middle, of course) and always using a down stroke he plays traditional and his own wonderfully lovely compositions. His CD with the Rice Brothers and friends is WONDERFUL. You listen and think, that's a bluegrass roll.... yet that's a clawhammer rhythm... ???

I'm in favor of the innovative as well as the maintenance of old time music. I guess my tastes are eclectic. Speaking of innovative, I heard Mark Johnson perform with Emory Lester. What a mandolin player! Lightening fast and CLEAN! Mark and Emory play very well off of each other. If you get a chance to see them, GO!

Any other Mark Johnson fans?

BanjoMargo


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Subject: RE: Mark Johnson/clawgrass
From: GUEST,Frogmore
Date: 04 Jul 01 - 02:41 PM

Yeah, down in Florida we've been enjoying Mark - and his banjo - for years. He's really done something different and that's rare.


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