Five Firsts: David Kiphuth of Red Hen
NAME: David Kiphuth
BAND AFFILIATION: Red Hen String Band
INSTRUMENT: Banjo, resonator banjo and guitar
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs’ “Foggy Mt. Jamboree”
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!)