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Postcards: Freight Hoppers

With all his regular banjos in the shop, Frank Lee showed up to an old-time gig with a bluegrass banjo. How embarrassing. The Freight Hoppers, with Edward Hunter standing in for David Bass on fiddle, at the Beachland Tavern, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

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  2. I saw that David Bass is no longer in the band...(on their website) Hope his health is ok. One of the greatest fiddlers ever.

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  3. Hi JD, thanks for the comments. The Freight Hoppers put on a great show in Cleveland. If you've read my blog before, you know what a big fan of David Bass I am. (His fiddling is the reason I got into old-time music.)

    As for his role with the band, this was posted on the Banjo Hangout website by Frank Lee: "David had to stop touring while his wife becomes a nurse. This was a good move for everyone involved."

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  4. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_5A_5lG8Els

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