Monday, August 10, 2015

Banjo Picker

When we were in Tennessee a few weeks ago, we came across this guy playing his banjo on a park bench.  I could see he was an interesting subject so we stopped and listened to him play.  We were his only audience at the time and we were able to strike up a conversation with him.  He had a long history of living in the Tennessee Mountains and the town he lives in was named after his family who settled in the area as pioneers.  He gave us a history lesson about the area and told us how he had built this banjo from a tree he had cut down years ago.  He would play awhile, stop and then tell a joke.  He had my wife singing along with him and it gave me the opportunity to capture him while playing and singing a song.  We always treasure the people we meet along the trail in our travels.  They will always stay part of the memories we have of our trips.

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