2010 also saw the passing of two of my dear musician friends; Will Challet from Massachusetts and Tim Farrell from Maine. I miss them and think of them often. I dedicated my banjo book to Will.
It was also the year that Mary received special recognition for her photo “Clifford’s Falls Barn” and posted many of her photos throughout my website.
Many new pages were created such as the ABL and HPBL dropdowns, the Bluegrass Band pages, the Bulletin Board and Fiddliferous pages and others, too.
Also, it was the year I celebrated 40 years of banjo picking! I also had a blast composing lots of music throughout the year…..even some Classical and Cinematic Bluegrass.
I enjoyed the winter and the summer practicing and playing with Joe and Phyllis Ezero and Phyllis’ brother, Donnie Perkins in a Bluegrass band we called “The Food Stamp Ramblers” and I was also a guest member of “The Perkins Family” , “John Hudson and Friends” and "Spare Change" bands.
I want to thank all of my friends and fans for their continued support, emails and friendship from such places as the United States, Egypt, Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, Denmark, The United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Canada, Mexico, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, The Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland, South Africa, India, Saigon, Malaysia, Spain, New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, Islensku, Kuwait, Israel, Romania, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!