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Thread #21330 Message #227247
Posted By: Jim Krause
12-May-00 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Why are guitars SEXY and banjos, not?
Subject: RE: Why are guitars SEXY and banjos, not?
Hey Guest, I think lady any instrumentalists are sexy, banjo players, fiddlers, makes no difference. I also think the banjo IS capable of playing pretty, even romantic accompaniment to soft and tender ballads. Althogh he is known mostly as the guy who thought up Homespun Tapes, Happy Traum does a very nice job on a couple of songs, "Thirsty Boots" composed by (Somebody) Anderson, and the traditional "500 Miles." Those rippling rolls done with bare fingernails, not fingerpicks are just soooo smooth. I could see going courting, and serenading your sweetie with your banjo on your knee, if you know her favorite ballads. Sounds positively romantic to me.