"Preserving Memories
One Click At A Time"


Introduction to the Woolen Mill
Picture of the Week
Archive
The Gallery
About

Other Links

Contact Information
Steve Rogers
sjrogers@woolenmillstudio.net
    

2011.12.11

FOUR STRINGS

Pictured above is Danny Eakin of the Homestead Pickers with his trademark four string banjo that's seen more years than any one of us in the cabin. It has a unique sound and together they have picked a lot of notes and spread a lot of joy.

To listen to the Pickers play is a 'melt you back in your seat' experience. It makes you want to run out and buy a banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar or dobro. I'm thinking that they should setup a music store right outside the cabin. Then after you've heard them play -- on your way out you can pick up a good standup bass or handmade dobro for the trip home. When someone asks about learning how to play, Dan likes to reply "God provides the opportunity -- you gotta provide the want to". That applies to a lot more than just learning to play an instrument.

Besides great music there is all sorts of wisdom liberally thrown around. SDC's Uncle Gene likes to say that you can come in the cabin 'dumber than a box of rocks and leave having learned stuff'. I like to get to the cabin about a half an hour before the Pickers play -- first to get a seat and then to listen to the stories. I almost always learn something new like . . . well like the virtues of having two more frets on your Deering banjo than anyone else (but that's a story for another day).

Silver Dollar City has some special offers through the remainder of the year. If you get a chance to visit The Old Time Christmas make sure to save some time to see The Homestead Pickers in the cabin right off the main square (check the chalk board hanging on the front of the cabin for their show times).


Silver Dollar City - Special Ticket Prices - Click Here






"A man who plays the banjo has got it made..."

- Stringbean




The picture and writ'n is approved by the Editor-in-Chief of this outfit.
This website is read by ten's of people every week.



[The Archives - Click here to view past pictures]





Copyright 2003-2011, Woolen Mill Studio
sjrogers@woolenmillstudio.net