About the Book
My life's journey as a bluegrass musician and maker of fine banjos and other instruments. I was raised in poverty on a farm in southeastern Kentucky where I learned to play Bluegrass music. I joined the US Air Force and was stationed in Maine, where I live today. I am one of the pioneers of Bluegrass music, and I believe I was the first 5-string banjo player from the south to settle in Maine.
I was born and raised in southeastern Kentucky during the 1930s and 40s. I joined the US Air Force as a mechanic and was stationed in Maine until I was discharged several years later. I married and remain in Maine as a bluegrass musician and maker of fine bluegrass instruments, most notably the banjo.