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grasstalkradio episode 40 Geoff Hohwald

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Episode 40 - Geoff Hohwald Interview

Geoff Hohwald is one of the pioneers in banjo instructional material and an interesting character in the bluegrass world. Join me as I shoot the breeze with Geoff at my kitchen table.

I close the show with a tune featuring his hard-driving banjo picking at it's finest. Have fun and let me know you are out there!

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Geoff mentioned the old Frontier Ranch bluegrass shows and here is a video I found on YouTube from those days. Who knows? You might see a very young banjo player named Geoff Hohwald in this video. Even if you don't, it's fun to see what bluegrass looked like in the 70s.

Suggestion: Turn off the sound track and watch the video, like an old soundless 8mm movie, while you listen to your favorite bluegrass album. Make a list of all the faces you recognize. It should be quite a few. If it's low you have a lot more studying to do to earn your First Class Bluegrass badge.

Even simple observations of the stance and body language of Bill Monroe can assist your understanding. And then GO to a bluegrass festival and BE ONE of the characters that folks 40 years later will watch and wish they were there. Turn off the computer and Go. BEL

 

Geoff Hohwald's website

The Cassette and Video Learning System website, home of a lot of titles you have seen at music stores all over the country.

 

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