Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bruce's Hands


Bruce Mason got interested in the banjo during the Folk Revival and well into the 21st century his enthusiasm for the 5-string has yet to wane. He played Bonaparte's Retreat and a nifty arrangement of Eleanor Rigby during the shoot and he's also the composer of a dandy tune called The Gabriola Hornpipe. A writer by trade, his motto is Words That Work.

Number 4 in the Musician's Hands series

6 comments:

Virginia said...

I am envious that you not only getting to capture these musicians at work, but hearing them play as well. Well done, Snap!!
V

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice composition drawing attention to his hands and that cool looking banjo.

Bob Crowe said...

Work is finally easing off and I can come back my friends' blogs. There is a story and a song in the details here. I have a friend in Seattle who is a prominent (although not professional - he's a lawyer, too) bluegrass banjo player. The fingerwork needed to play this instrument amazes me.

raf said...

Love your excellent Hands series, Snapper. Would like to hear the hornpipe tune and some of his work.

Blognote said...

Beautiful these portraits you posted!!

Linda Lawson said...

Is this Bruce Mason who once knew a Linda Lawson, a hundred years ago? Still in the West End, different pop stand, on Comox, same phone number. If not, beautiful photo, whoever you are.