What was it that first got you interested in playing the guitar, mandolin or banjo?
I was a young boy. I thought maybe girls would like me if I could play guitar. Then I found that I liked guitar more than I liked girls
How long have you been playing and what’s your motivation to play?
I’ve been playing for over a decade. My motivation is that I enjoy the challenge and expression of music
What’s your favorite lesson on Ben’s site and how has it helped you improve?
Too hard of a question. But wayfaring stranger is a fun tune. Teaches how to weave a melody and chords together.
What’s your goal when playing?
Connection to the moment and with others
Are there any other instruments or genres of music that you enjoy playing?
It’s easiest to say I play strings.
How long have you been a Gold Pick member?
On off for a while now
Do you have a favorite technique? What is it?
I don’t, but I enjoy Travis picking a lot.
If you could play in anyone’s band, who would it be and why?
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The entire band is amazing musicians.
What type of gear or accessories have you found that work best for you?
My favorite accessory is a pick holder that I attached to my pick guard
If money was no object, what would be your dream instrument(s)?
A Martin Of some sort. A prewar banjo would be cool too
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Definitely practice more.
How did you find out about Banjo Ben?
YouTube when I first started learning the banjo
Anything else you’d like to add?
I think y’all are doing a great job with the site