Five Firsts: David Kiphuth of Red Hen

Red Hen

Red Hen

NAME: David Kiphuth
INSTRUMENT: Banjo, resonator banjo and guitar

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ “Foggy Mt. Jamboree”

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … in New York, when I was 12 and went with my Uncle Bob to see Yehudi Menuhin play violin.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a Framus Gagliano five-string banjo

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Deep River Blues” at the old and famous New Haven coffee house, The Exit.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … in New Haven. Billy Hamilton and the Ohio River Boys (a real Truegrass band!)

David Kiphuth teams up with his bandmates in Red Hen for an evening of new old-timey music at the Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Saturday. Tix are $16; youth 17 and under $8.

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One Response to “Five Firsts: David Kiphuth of Red Hen”

  1. Andrzej Pilarczyk says:

    You know they always forget the photo credit when they get big! It’s by Chief Photographer- what’s his name…

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