A banjo is…
Found to be a source of inspiration
Played a little less
Treasured and played again
Rediscovered by same, played
Played even less
Sold again, even cheaper
Modified, with disaster
Given up on
Sold in a garage sale
Found to be taking up too much space
Long after and occasionally, remembered by someone
I'm from Huntsville, Alabama where I work as a Software Engineer and part-time banjo instructor. My wife Miiko and I worship at Rivertree Downtown.
I've been playing various instruments since my teen years. I started mandolin and dulcimer at about age 17 and banjo at 20. I love just about all kinds of music. In terms of banjo styles, I play and teach Scruggs, melodic, clawhammer, and 2-finger styles.
I'm also very keen on theology, being a Trail Care Partner with the Land Trust of North Alabama, photography, urban planning, architecture, astronomy, ATM (amateur telescope making), birding, martial arts, and about 30 other distracting hobbies to a (mercifully) lesser extent.