- Out of the Lurk and into the Light....
I'm Dick Krase; have been back in the PNW for 6 years and I'm
particularly grateful to all of you for keeping such a lively BG
tradition growing here. Was fertile soil for my reentry into playing
after a 20 year layoff (is it possible to forget MORE than one ever
Sang in choirs and other choral groups until I got caught up in the
folk craze in the 60's like many of us. Since guitar players were a
dime a dozen and I liked some of the clawhammer banjo in legacy folk,
I took up the no-back banjo. That lasted until I tripped over BG
music and tried making three fingers make lotsa notes. Sheesh,
double thumbing was tough enough. That and the ostracism of banjo-
dom - it was either find a shrink or go back to the guitar.
Discovered the mando and fell more in love with BG until late the
game at WSU the Hog Heaven String Band (nee' The American Standard
Bluegrass Band) needed a washtub player. Several years later my
decent mando was stolen and I made the mistake of replacing it with a
cheapie which is my excuse for not playing for 20 years.
Back at it now, struggling for competency and enjoying listening to
and/or jamming with many of the list-ee's. I have begun a gospel jam
at my home once a month (second Friday) which is posted here. Too
soon to have a personality (that I know of), other than no one has to
be concerned about too many hot rods! We're just singin' praises.
And because I have too little self control, Hugh McClellan definitely
doesn't xxxx yyyyy's and Up the PROC!
- Welcome Dick!
So. . . . . just where in the Northwest are you located? I'm assuming the
Portland area if you know Hugh. (although I must confess I'm not able to
decode your little message about him, but I think it was positive!).
Feel free to jump in discussions anytime. Keep us posted of your life's
highways too. We're all family here!
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