What was it that first got you interested in playing the guitar, mandolin or banjo?
How long have you been playing and what’s your motivation to play?
We’ve been playing about two and a half years. Our motivation for playing has been the simple joy of creating music on an acoustic instrument by means of talent and practice.
What’s your goal when playing?
To someday start a family bluegrass band.
Are there any other instruments or genres of music that you enjoy playing?
Besides the banjo, guitar, and mandolin we enjoy playing fiddle, bass (both upright and acoustic/electric), ukulele, harmonica and appalachian dulcimer. Besides bluegrass we also enjoy folk/Americana music, classic country, and contemporary Christian music.
How long have you been a Gold Pick member?
About two and years.
Do you have a favorite technique? What is it?
We enjoy many playing styles and do not really have a favorite technique.
What type of gear or accessories have you found that work best for you?
Snark tuners and dunlap guitar picks work good for this.
If money was no object, what would be your dream instrument(s)?
A solid spruce/rosewood parlor guitar with a pickup or Collings mandolin.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
How did you find out about Banjo Ben?
Through a google search for online bluegrass lessons.