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Pioneers for pioneers: Music legends Chick Corea and Bela Fleck play Alaska

...arguably the most innovative and technically proficient banjo player alive.After joining Miles Davis' band in 1968 and...48 with a different partner: his wife, old-time banjo player Abigail Washburn."Hopefully we'll be up to play...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

Banjo player back at center stage Friends, family...ANN CHANDONNET THE JUNEAU EMPIRE After banjo player and retired teacher George Trani suffered...this page: Reddit Archives After banjo player and retired teacher George Trani suffered...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050601/Loc_Banjo.shtml
Eric Holle: Banjos, bluegrass and lunch meat

...spent the 1970s and early 1980s as a professional banjo player in a variety of bluegrass bands. He moved to Haines...Drifters, a band called Rufus Krisp, named after an old banjo player, and a band called Gone Johnson - a Wyoming expression...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120299/Ent_profile.html
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Riding that highway with Bluegrass 101

...Bill Monroe, Jeremy "JR" Kane was an 18-year-old banjo player, a transplant from Springfield, Ohio, when he first...an original member of Northern River. "Folks like (banjo player) Gary Markley and mandolin player Kenny Snow, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111705/thi_20051117039.shtml
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Leftover Salmon

...in 2002 with the March death of band co-founder and banjo player Mark Vann. More than 14 months later, the 13-year-old...the year: the festival season. The group added a new banjo player, 21-year-old Noam Pickelny, in October. And it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052303/thi_salmon.shtml
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Notorious to swing through Juneau as part of its five-city, Alaska tour

In January 2004, at the weekend-long Bayou Bedlam contra dance festival in Houston, guitarist-banjo player Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdams-Somer met at a jam session. MacAdams-Somer was familiar with some of his tunes and tried...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101305/thi_20051013002.shtml
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Juneau-Grass adds snare, harmonica to bluegrass recipe

...from the same town in Ohio who relocated to Fairbanks and played all over the state for the better part of a decade. Banjo player Jeremy "Jr." Kane moved to Juneau in September after spending a year as a resident artist in ceramics at the Archie...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102104/thi_20041021032.shtml
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Tennessee Mafia Jug Band 'the genuine article'

...colorful backstory. A few facts: One, frontman and banjo player Leroy Troy earned his chops under the tutelage of legendary...Scruggs began making a name for himself as a bluegrass banjo player, but Macon "wasn't particularly fond of all that...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-04-12/tennessee-mafia-jug-band-genuine-article
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Panhandle Crabgrass blew its transmission, but not three tours

...When they got to Fairbanks, the car would go only in reverse. But most of the time, northern tours are great, said banjo player Erik Chadwell. "Every town you go to - Cantwell, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, any small town - everybody's really welcoming...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071103/thi_crabgrass.shtml
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Joe Page debuts with new band

...in this weekend's shows will be traditional, with a few original compositions, Page said. Silver Creek includes banjo player Gary Markley, guitarist Nathan Schwartz and bassist George Gianakopulous. Schwartz and Gianakopulous previously played...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022703/thi_joepage.shtml
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