What was it that first got you interested in playing the guitar, mandolin or banjo?
Beverly Hillbillies as a kid. Then Hee Haw and of course Dueling Banjo’s.
How long have you been playing and what’s your motivation to play?
I’ve owned stringed instruments for years but never learned more than a handful of chords.I want to get better.
What’s your favorite lesson on Ben’s site and how has it helped you improve?
Right now Wreck of the O’l 97 on Mando. It has helped with tab, the videos and different speed backing tracks.
What’s your goal when playing?
I have no designs of being in a band but I would like to hold my own when playing with others.
Are there any other instruments or genres of music that you enjoy playing?
I was a classic rock drummer for many years.
How long have you been a Gold Pick member?
About 1 year.
Do you have a favorite technique? What is it?
3 finger Scruggs
If you could play in anyone’s band, who would it be and why?
Alison Krauss…need I say more?
What type of gear or accessories have you found that work best for you?
I finally got a good banjo , A Huber Workhorse and last year I bought an Eastman Mando from Ben
If money was no object, what would be your dream instrument(s)?
I’m honestly not sure as my skills have not outrun my current instruments.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?