So sorry I can relate, I've made my first trip to Arizona for the winter, haa haa. Just got in. I did get a chance to see some beutiful fall color before I left. Cold weather came a little early this year. Did you even get much of a summer in your area? It was weird wasn't it? I will be back in April though. Still working while I'm here.
I got so excited about this music talk that I forgot to answer your question. I've been playing for about 15 years.
I'm actually a keyboard player since I was a kid, took piano lessons and the whole nine yards, but I always wanted to play a stringed instrument. My brother already conquered the guitar, the bass looked too masculine, and so I went for the banjo. LOL
My dog's name is Sammy. He's almost 10 years old now. He is truly the highlight of my day, each and every day.
Hey, Dale, I got me a Deering banjo. Made in USA, of course. My banjo teacher told me he thought it played better than his Gibson, which is saying a lot, I think.
I'm totally into bluegrass due to my family. They're like old-school country who know every verse of every song by Hank Williams, Sr., if you know what I mean. LOL The younger relatives, though, went straight into bluegrass. At family holidays, we jam, even the kids. It's fun. I think my favorite song is Foggy Mountain Breakdown.