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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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Thank you

...Special thanks to caller Odette Foster, fiddle player Tom Paul, piano player Cecily Morris, guitar player John Laskey, banjo player John Church and sound crew John and Terry Laskey. There were 80 kids, parents and teachers enjoying the live music...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052303/nei_ty.shtml
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Leftover Salmon

...death of band co-founder and banjo player Mark Vann. More than 14 months...season. The group added a new banjo player, 21-year-old Noam Pickelny...most of 2002 touring with rotating banjo players. "He definitely has his own voice...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052303/thi_salmon.shtml
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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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Old-time music, songs of the West

...Three of the regular members of the band are full-time foresters. The band also includes guitarist Jane Leche and banjo player and hydrologist Jim Maxwell. Guitarist Tom McFarland is a Denver attorney and Forest Service volunteer. Juneau fiddle...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081502/thi_fiddlers.shtml
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Bearfoot Bluegrass: A young old-time sound

...kids attended," he said. "Mike taught one of Tony's kids to play banjo - and he (Trishka) is one of the best banjo players in the country." Norris said it was ironic but not surprising. "One of the main reasons for the music camps is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082202/thi_bluegrass.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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Halloween at the bars: beats, ghouls, bluegrass and funk

...looking forward to seeing downtown Juneau on Halloween. It's going to be a cultural experience." Page is joined by banjo player Gary Markley, bassist Nate Williamson and new guitarist Jay Marvin. The group plays mostly traditional tunes - Stanley...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103003/thi_halloweenbars.shtml
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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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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...members of other bands that are fairly well prominent . . . but none of us are leaders of the band,'' said banjo player Bill Evans. ``We get a chance to play material that is our own material that we don't always get to play in our...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040199/Ent_folkfest.shtml

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