Label: Boot Records - BBG 6018 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country, Bluegrass
Save Password. Please note this is an archived topicso it is locked and unable to be replied to. Dreamboat Annie I'm trying to remember the banjo players name, but can't think of it? Feeling patriotic tonight! All you Canucks on the HO here Can you name some great Canadian banjo players and their bands from Canada.
I'll start off with. Haldimand County Line Okay I'm not sure who played on Dreamboat Annie. Not a Canadian band, but Dave Talbot. Aria Pro. Best Canadian banjo player ever is Larry Miller hands down no contest.
And, I'll put that in writing too. Never heard Larry Miller, so I can't agree or disagree. I have heard Maurice Bolyer when I was a kid, and in my mind, he's one of the best anywhere. He played tenor banjo. I have an album with Denis LePage.
Would like to know where I can find more recordings. Ian Perry and Chris Quinn have both done this country proud. Here out west, a player named Gene Bretecher is something of a legend, and I've met several people who hold him in very high regard. I've never heard him play, but as I was writing this, I checked out some samples on his website, www. Have a listen to the clip of Welcome to New York.
Did Larry Miller play with the band Cody? Dave Jack. Some of these names are Faith, Hope & Charity - Life Goes On (La Vida Sigue) real blast from the past.
Denis LePage is one of the greats for sure. The few times I saw John Saunders I thought he was an was awesome player and one of the most under rated banjo pickers around in my opinion. Sorry to hear about Walt Maynard. I still play his instrumental tune "Dalrymple" from time to time. Play Live. That clip of Frank Doody makes me smile so big every time I watch it. Great music and he looks like he is having so much fun! That's what it's all about for me On four string, the best I ever saw was Tim Allen Somethings never change with time.
Morgan Monroe Militia Sometimes you gotta fight back!!!! I met Tim Allens son where I work at He put me in touch with him He came on the Hang Out for a little time to say hello Yes a very talented guy Sambo and room?
Whatever happened to Denis LePage? I haven't seen that name in a while I believe he was from Brampton Ontario DJ Badmarsh & Shri* Featuring UK Apache* - Mix Ron Horton from Burlington, Ontario, dynamite picker. Pete Atkins from Ohsweken, Ont. I also forgot Bart Veerman Peter Atkins is an awesome picker! Last I heard from Dave Jack Denis wasn't involved with BG anymore at all I hear Roy Tenant is pretty good too!
Larry Miller was, when I knew him in andone amazingly gifted picker. He played a driving style combining Scruggs, Adcock, and a bit of melodic seamlessly. Really an impressive player. Larry and I were together in a band in Montreal called Cold Water Flat I played banjo, because he wanted to work up his chops on mandolinand he later went on to play with the band Cody, featuring Mike O'Reilly.
I have heard through mutual friends that Larry does not play much music any more, having moved on to other things. It's too bad, because he was, in my opinion, one of the very best in Canada and probably one of the very best period.
Michael spikes sask. Theme From Bluegrass Country - Denis LePage & Station Road - Im On My Way Home Again I saw Larry Miller with Cody I coudn't believe how he made that banjo sound I went out and bought one! They were great banjos at a good price back then Too bad Larry's not in BG anymore By the way.
And, that is exactly why I still play mine. Bought it new in 76 and, still playin it, they are one fine banjo. Don't forget Al Zodijackyl Light - Various - Rock Extremum 2, who played on and off with the Bailey Brothers, Ed and Ronnie who, were by the way two of the greatest and most authentic sounding Canadian Bluegrass singers, Sadly both have since passed on a few years ago.
Here's a clip of me, my Ibanez, and, Ed and Ronnie Baily practicing about 25 years ago, I can't hardly believe it's been that long. Scruggsnut is one of the finest that I have heard. I absolutely loved that wav. I got him down to bucks and he threw in a set of strings I kept it for about 15 years and unfortunately I screwed around with the tone ring and I don't think I really reseated it properly I actualy got mine by accident.
I had known Jim since aboutknew he played the banjo, and, had heard him play, he'd even been to my house and played a bit, and, I had played guitar with him sometimes when he did a country single kind of gig, just singin and playin guitar around the area. Jim is a heck of fine singer. He decided he was through playin the banjo, and, talked me into buying his Gibson, I think it was a 58ish model.
I had no desire, or interest in playing the banjo, and, initialy said no, but, about a week later the banjo was mine. Jim showed me a few tunes on it, and, I was off to the races. Anyway, aboutI was teaching in a small local music store, and, I guess they weren't doing so well. They owed me a bunch of money for lessons and hadn't paid me for a while. Well, this Ibanez banjo was hangin on the wall, and, it was about what they owed me, so, I took that home as payment.
The rest as they say is history. After I got the Ibanez, the stayed under the bed for a few years and, I eventualy sold it back Theme From Bluegrass Country - Denis LePage & Station Road - Im On My Way Home Again Jim, I think he still has it.
I still have the case it came in though, and, it is so beat up that it will hardly even hold a banjo anymore. I've referetted it about 4 times over the years, and, replaced the head a few times, Electrica Salsa (Instrumental Inferno) - Various - The New World Beat with the original Fiberskin head when they first came out, and, it now has the latest FiberskinIII on it.
I think I have changed the head and frets more times than the strings. The last set of strings lasted me about 10 Think One (Think Twice)(Numb Remix) - Ambivalence Feat. Twigy / Suiken Feat. Numb - Another Big Par, and, I only replaced them because I had to refret it again and replace the head. That was six years ago, and, the strings are just about now breakin in.
Anyway, that's my Ibanez story, and, I'm stickin to it. As do Al Gayda, and Derek Pert! I have never heard Larry Miller, but I would love to. Chris Quinn www. Thats great Boy, lots of McDonalds playing banjo around Ontario Gary Kruchka got me into playing He was with the Old East Mountain Boys Lots of Theme From Bluegrass Country - Denis LePage & Station Road - Im On My Way Home Again history around here
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