Stan Gee

Pick n Strum

Old-Time StringBand, 1967 somewhere in Nottinghamshire?   Left: Don Cogin flatpicking a Gibson made Epiphone ´Cabalero´guitar.  Don is also a fine Clawhammer banjoist! (Where ever you are Don, please come back, we miss you!)       Right: Terry Foster picking a pre-war Windsor ´Popular No. 1´ 5-string banjo. T.W. as he liked to be known, unfortunately doesn´t play anymore, but keeps in touch and sent me this nice old picture from bygone days, Thanks Terry!  Yours truly in the middle with first old German 5-bar Autoharp and weighing in about three stone lighter. Where did the years go? 

Promo card from the early folk years


Stan with his Martin style 3 ukulele: taken at a Beginners Ukulele Workshop, as part of Nature´s World Free Folk Festival, mid July probably 2004 or 2005.



The Journey comes around full circle, as I rehearse with the newly formed MBJO Dixieland Octette. The instrument is one of two circa 1925 Vega ´Regent´plectrum-banjos, ´dusted-off´ for the occasion.