Belgrade Picker


I've been a performing musician for over 50 years now, starting with the violin in 1963, and continuing on electric bass, clarinet, banjo, sitar, and bagpipes. I've played in 2 symphony orchestras, and have performed with the pipes and banjo all over N.E., Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Pennsylvania and as far west as Arizona. I had a short layoff (micro-hand surgery) but now I'm rebuilding my strength and speed. I also teach bagpipes and banjo.

Screen name:
Belgrade Picker
Member since:
Feb 27 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:


I have many influences, Alasdair Ghillies, Bruce Gandy, Roddy MacLeod, Murry Henderson, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Doug and Randy Dillard, Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith, BIll Monroe, Grandpa Jones, and so many other pickers. The Beatles, (especially George Harrison), Pink Floyd, Free, Frank Zappa, Yes, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mettalica and Rush swing me in the other direction.

Instrument experience:



My banjo is a 1994 Washburn B-120, and I recently acquired a fully restored 1976 Ibanez 593FB-BR banjo, My pipes are Dunbar DB4's fully mounted in Sterling Silver, and Dunbar P-4's with nickel mounts. Also John Walsh Shuttle Pipes, and a Fender Jazz bass.