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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2013 8:42:30 AM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artists, Country, Oak Ridge Boys, Tenbrooks

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The first banjo music that I ever heard was as a kid. That strange Philadelphia phenomenon called the String Band, as in MUMMERS. (See my essay, A Trip Back Home at josephsbonsall.com.) One hundred guys wearing feathers and strumming banjos is quite an assault and, although I got a kick out of the pomp and fun of these groups as a child, I never aspired to put on a pair of purple tights and a headdress and march down Market Street strumming my brains out.

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The Allure of the Tenbrooks

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2012 1:32:14 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in 5-String Banjo, Deering Banjos, Email Articles, Greg Deering, Inside Deering, Jens Kruger, Legacy, Saratoga Star, Tenbrooks

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What is it about a “classic” that draws folks throughout the ages? The timeless draw of a classic of anything is that it combines in its makeup a cross-generational desire for excellence. It is as if the designer was inspired by something greater than himself to create an item that could bring out the best in others.

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