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Grandpa Jim | A Friendly Curmudgeon
Grandpa Jim
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United States of America
Zanesville, Ohio
United States of America
Genres
  • Oldies
  • Jam Band
 
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Number of shows: 259
Total viewers: 5,839
Fan favorites: 36
More About Grandpa Jim

Hi, I'm Jim Schaper.

Fall has arrived and the cold weather is upon us. No more pickin banjo on the porch till next spring. Now I sit next to a wood burner and pick and sing and tip a glass and annoy Jane with banjo jokes she’s heard a million times. It really is fun to be a curmudgeon. I recommend it highly. I pick banjo for real so I’m allowed to tell the jokes. If you want to see a banjo picker’s eyes sparkle just shine a flashlight in his ear. They found a banjo picker’s skeleton in a closet. Turns out he was last years hide and seek champion.

Mostly though I play guitar and sing songs that I like.
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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