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Author Topic: Introductions: When the Roll is called...  (Read 153071 times)

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Offline Slack

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #90 on: February 11, 2005, 09:44:06 AM »
Thanks ZJ - Welcome to Weenie Campbell!

Offline KC King

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #91 on: February 13, 2005, 09:12:28 PM »
Hey yall --
I signed onto Weenie Campbell about a month ago. I decided to go with the moniker KC King because its a combination of where I spent some of my growing up years (Kansas City) and my last name my given name is Christopher King which in the world of country blues is just too common (musicians, collectors, etc).

I picked up my first harmonica when I was 13, but had put it down for along long time til recently -- now Im trying it out again. I played piano in jazz combos in college lots of bebop. So I have a weak left hand and habitually add ninths to everything. ;) I worked at a record store as a buyer of jazz, blues, world, folk etc, and developed my interest in pre-war country blues (and got a lot of CDs too). Lately, Ive been working on trying (trying is the active verb here) to play the quills just Bulldoze Blues at this point.

My sweet wife is a fiddler with the Weenie moniker of Emma Lee. She went to PT last year and raved about it, so we will both be going this year.

By the way, the picture accompanying my posts is that of a train ferry (a river steamboat ferrying a locomotive the train tracks in the foreground are for disembarking). My father took the picture around 1946 in Helena, Arkansas, where he grew up, in the Delta.

On a different thread, Slack said that if we talk politics it should be from the twenties and thirties so here goes Im frightened by the rise of fascism, and this New Deal of FDRs sounds like a good deal, lets keep it.
KC (Chris) King

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #92 on: February 13, 2005, 10:51:18 PM »
Welcome KC, Good to have some more harp and piano on this guitar centric (so far) board. Look forward to seein' ya at PT
And I like your '30s politics, sir.
All for now.
John C.
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Offline Slack

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #93 on: February 14, 2005, 08:47:32 AM »
Hi KC,

Welcome to WeenieCampbell.    and somehow, although I cannot confirm it, I think yer cheatin' on the politics. ;)

You'll have a blast at Port Townsend..... and you may be the first quill player to show up.  Have you seen Link on Quills posted by Mert?

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?Itemid=47&?topic=47.msg7521#msg7521

Also, you've now got me curious, I'd like to see a full size picture of that train ferry (pretty hard to see at that size) - so please post a full size pic if you can. 

Cheers,
slack

Offline uncle bud

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #94 on: February 14, 2005, 08:51:43 AM »
Yes, it looks like a really nice photo. I'd like to see it bigger as well.

Welcome KC! Looking forward to hearing those quills.

Offline Flatd7

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #95 on: February 14, 2005, 09:36:02 AM »
Name is Jon, 44 and counting . . . . .

Born and raised in NYC although I'm a Jersey boy now (how did that happen?).

Started playing guitar in fourth grade. Mostly the Mel Bay stuff. Tom Dooley and Jingle Bells. Was ready to give up when my mother got me a lesson with a teacher named Valerie (who still teaches in NYC). She was around five or six years older and after two minutes of listening to me try and play some Mel Bay sheet music said, "STOP. Do you know Blowin' In The Wind? It goes like this".

I spent most of my youth obsessed with guitar, although I was more interested in Les Paul's than L-00's. When I was really young we only had about a half dozen records. But among them were my father's Johnny Cash, Roger Miller and Smother's Brother's records. I only realized recently that those probably cemented my tastes for country and blues.

I had some notoriety playing in bar bands around New York and Boston during my high school and college years, but by the eighties I figured I'd learned all I could and hung them up. Then, as I've heard told from several others, my daughter started to take guitar lessons......... Hanging around the local music store I decided I'd like to fiddle around with a slide guitar. After a few weeks I realized that to do so, I'd really have to learn how to finger pick after all these years. I had faked some Norman Blake and Jorma material with a flat pick years ago. To make a long story a tad shorter, I bought a mess of DVD's, stopped talking to the family for a while and acquired a bunch of guitars.

Nowadays, I'm a bit of a finger style groupie hanging at the coat tails of Woody Mann, Mike Dowling, Mary Flower, Ernie Hawkins and Steve James to name a few. Never found a workshop or a seminar I didn't like. I'm playing loads of Bluegrass, Pre War Blues and Swing. I've picked up a good bit of Dobro, Slide and Mandolin over the past couple of years. Not quite ready for gigs, but I think I'd like to before much longer.

Since I'm always looking out for a good lesson or Jam, I'll probably see you down the road. Been hanging at the IGS Forum mostly. Getting a little crowded over there. Never been to PT, but there's always next year! How about Greater Yellowstone? Whoa nelly, that's a good faculty.

Keep pick'n and grin'n.

Offline KC King

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2005, 08:51:09 PM »


Have you seen Link on Quills posted by Mert?

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?Itemid=47&?topic=47.msg7521#msg7521

Also, you've now got me curious, I'd like to see a full size picture of that train ferry (pretty hard to see at that size) - so please post a full size pic if you can.

Yes, Ive seen that quills page. Its my next door neighbor's. The three dots on the member page representing Seattle are actually collocated within about one hundred feet!?Here is the picture:
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Offline Slack

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2005, 09:01:02 PM »
Wow, what a great picture and a fascinating operation.   KC, you used the term "train ferry" - do you mean that this was a regular ferry run for a train? and presumably some train cars?  Or was it some kind of rare occassion - that they were delivering locomotives after manufacturing or something?

Thanks for posting!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #98 on: February 14, 2005, 09:37:42 PM »
Interestingly, Slack, if you ever come to San Francisco for my Third Thursday gig, I can show you a floating dock used for loading just such rail ferries for moving freight from SF over to Oakland, and, perhaps, Marin or further up the Delta before any of the bridges were built. It juts out at an angle right in front of the boat club where I play, creating the clubs little "harbor". And you may have ridden on the actual ferries that served just that purpose, still in use up in Puget Sound after having been retrofitted for motor vehicles.. Next time you're on a ferry up there, search around the passenger area 'til you find a photo of the ship with a legend of the history of it's service.
All for now.
John C.
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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2005, 02:48:11 AM »
Here! Here! on that one.

Boots

Offline Slack

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #100 on: February 15, 2005, 07:47:35 AM »
Will do JohnC - you can tell I'm a desert rat, uh? 

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #101 on: February 22, 2005, 06:24:33 AM »
Big fan of country blues,my favorites are Mississippi Fred ,Mississippi John Hurt,Skip James,Bukka white,Ferry Lewis,Johnny Shines, on and on, but my all time favorite is Son House! I'm new here and injoy everthing about the site.

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2005, 07:07:03 AM »
Welcome Bluedog!

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #103 on: February 27, 2005, 07:17:43 AM »
Hello everybody!
Just stumbled on to this site a few days ago and I can't turn it off! I never knew there were so many folks who enjoy the same music as I do. So I'll tell you a little about myself. Been playing guitar since I was twelve in one style or another but couldn't "sit down and play someone a tune " that is until I bought a cassete tape of Etta Baker's One Dime Blues! When I heard that woman play I knew thats what I'd been looking for. I taught myself how to use my thumb, bought a Gibson L-00 and haven't used a pick since. My other big influences are John Hurt (he's THE MAN!) John Dee Holeman, Roy Book Binder (bought all his instructional tapes) Merle Travis, Doc Watson and Rev. Gary Davis. Also been listening to Hugh Pool "tear it up" on his beat up old National. I'm looking forward to posting something on the back porch as soon as I can figure out how to get the music in the box!

Offline Bluesymel

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Re: Introductions: When the Roll is called...
« Reply #104 on: February 27, 2005, 07:50:04 AM »
Welcome to Weeniecambell, Gooch. Glad you found this site. I accidentally stumbled on it myself a short time ago and find it motivating to read all the knowledgeable posts of some real blues afficiandos. Make sure to go to the member map and place your pin. I keep hoping someone from Scottsdale, AZ will join besides my self. That would be some stroke of luck but fat chance I guess.

 


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