Elizabeth Cotten was born today in 1893. She was, along with Peggy Seeger, the first person to show me anything about the banjo.
The Daily Frail for today focuses on the D major lick that helped me figure out bluegrass phrasing for frailing banjo.
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Music Mondays in Marion, Maryland will resume January 7 at Christ Fellowship Bible Church.
I am really excited about this informal gathering. While Dear Old Dad and I are part of this shindig, other experienced musicians are also involved. That’s not all! Music students are sharing what they know. I love seeing kids helping each other discover the joy of music!
The format is simple. We split up into groups for teaching and sharing. Then we all come together to jam.
Music Monday features informal lessons in banjo, guitar, harmonica, ukulele, bass and more. Come on out to learn, teach, share and jam.
Great fun and fellowship! Call 410-968-3873 for details.
Last year neurological issues made it difficult for me to type.
I handled the situation the way I usually do; I adapted. I dropped off social media and turned my attention to writing. The keyboard was out so I started writing my next book longhand, with paper and pencils.
Now it is 2019. My book is coming close to completion and I have made a little bit of progress with the neurological issues. I think it is safe to dip my toe into the murky water of social media.I Have set up new Facebook and Twitter accounts today. As things progress I will be posting more information on the upcoming book and other cool folk music projects we have in the works.
I am proud of the progress my mom is making with her web site. Be sure to visit misstrudy.com for recipes, craft projects, poetry and her insights into early childhood development.
We have a ton of exciting music and mayhem in the works for the year ahead. I can’t wait to get started!
The holidays are over and a new year begins. The Daily Frail is back with new workshops for our Patreon sponsors!
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