A Banjo Lifecycle

A banjo is…




Found to be a source of inspiration




Played a little less

Stored suddenly

Found suddenly

Treasured and played again

surprisingly, stored

Rediscovered by same, played

Reluctantly stored



Played, enthusiastically

Played less

Played even less

Sold again, even cheaper

Modified, with disaster

Given up on

Sold in a garage sale

Stored broken

Found to be taking up too much space

Trashed unceremoniously

Long after and occasionally, remembered by someone

About Pgibson

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.
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