It just does not seem like I started playing the banjo seventy six years ago. My mother showed me how to play Old John and Shortnin' Bread around 1945. I was using thumb and one finger like she and and my grandfather did. I listened to Snuffy Jenkins and the WIS Radio Hillbillies on radio station WIS, Columbia, SC maybe five days per week but I didn't know how he was getting that sound. Then I saw him at Canadys school auditorium one night and he was using thumb and two fingers. That was it!
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