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Bill Keith

Postby (jps) » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:34 am

This is the father of Martin Keith, who built my two 5 string basses.



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Re: Bill Keith

Postby (chrisdski) » Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:02 am

I've met Bill and actually did some jamming with him at bluegrass fests. He is pretty important in the banjo world as the first to innovate the melodic playing of the 5 string banjo using the typical 3 finger Scruggs roll. He's a very smart man with some great stories.
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Re: Bill Keith

Postby (jps) » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:20 am

His son, Martin, is also extremely intelligent, so there are good genes in that family. 8)
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Re: Bill Keith

Postby (chrisdski) » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:27 pm

FYI,Bill passed away in October. Here is his obit.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/27/arts/ ... .html?_r=0
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Re: Bill Keith

Postby (jps) » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:49 pm

I heard about that the beginning of December, very sad. :(
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Re: Bill Keith

Postby (jps) » Sun Feb 14, 2016 3:23 am



R.I.P. Bill. I recently have been in communication with his son, Martin. Martin has been working on an amazing acoustic bass guitar that I have seen a bunch of photos of. :D

This is pretty awesome playing, right here!



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