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Hi everyone, I live in metro Washington DC and host a long-running old-time jam Friday evenings either in my basement in Maryland or my sister's in Virgina so our players don't always have to deal with beltway traffic.
Mostly I play the Old-Time, Cape Breton, and Irish repertoire, but I'm up for anything -- one of the great things about our instrument is the extreme variety of repertoire to choose from.
I play regularly fro Contra Dances in the Open Band at Glen Echo's Spanish Ballroom.
I also play back up guitar and knock the banjo (open back).
Excited to be here!
Welcome Bill Babson: Good to have an experienced hand in the group. I live in Ottawa Canada so unfortunately I cannot hookup with either of your jams. I am learning to play mandolin after finding new homes for violins I tried to learn and I tend toward the darker sounds of mandola. Everything I want to buy is too expensive so I have gotten good at restoring and will venture into building. Good to have you with us.
make yourself at home, there's a bunch of very nice people eager to welcome new members and help them with whatever problems or doubts they might have! I see this forum as a big family, and I hope you can share of that view.
Skype: augustoad Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)
My first job out of college was working on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge (the drawbridge part). I enjoyed the two years I lived in NOVA. Where I lived I could ride my bike into the district so spent many weekends there. Great place, can't say I miss the traffic but the activity and atmosphere there is good. Enjoy the forum and site.