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Grandpa Jim
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United States of America
Zanesville, Ohio
United States of America
Genres
  • Oldies
  • Folk
 
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More About Grandpa Jim

Hi, I'm Jim Schaper.

I’ve relocated back to Ohio after a few months in my home state of Iowa. My dear sweet honey was with me in Iowa for a while and loved it but had some difficulty acclimating. She saw an Oliver tractor and called it a John Deere (they’re both green). She also thought a grain bin and silo were the same thing. OMG the learning curve was steep. She discovered tenderloin sandwiches and Maid Rites and loved them.

Now though back to our house up on a ridge in eastern Ohio where I sit on the porch and pick banjo.
Fun Stuff about the Artist

Life on the Street

I once got a ticket for "Playing Banjo Without A Permit" by the music police at an outdoor festival.

Embarrassing Moment

Don't tell banjo jokes with a guitar on your lap. Lesson learned.

My Instrument

My first was a Gibson L48 I got in 1966. I still have it. There have been many since then but now I use three instruments, a Gretsch, a Taylor, and an Iida banjo.



I was in a music store one day buying strings and noticed a black Gretsch hanging on the wall. I checked it over and noodled with it. A couple days later went back to visit the guitar. On my third trip (just to see it again) I caved in and brought it home with me. It asked me to take it home. What else could I do?

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