Jim "Duck" Adkins sitting in
rocker at a recent Banjo.com workshop served as SEBA President and Board
Chair in 1986
Former SEBA President, Jim “Duck” Adkins conducts banjo workshop Saturday
August 23, 2008 along with former SEBA Board member Brad Laird (Mandolin)
and Dave Ellis (fiddle) as part of the 5th Annual Cliff Valley Bluegrass
Festival at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA).
Their band, Cedar Hill, headlines the show later that evening.
Adkins, active in SEBA since the beginning serving as President in 1986,
gave his first SEBA bluegrass lecture that year, and has been teaching
banjo, conducting workshops, and performing for over 30 years.
Laird, also known as “Ranger” Brad, for having actually been a forest
ranger, first served in 1984 as a SEBA Breakdown Staff member when monthly
meetings were held on 2nd Sundays at the Ramada Inn on Delk Road in
Marietta. Laird has his own “Mando University” web site, has written four
books on the mandolin, and plays in several SEBA member bands.
Diamond Dave Ellis has been fiddling for 25 years, plays all five
traditional bluegrass instruments, including dobro and took his first banjo
lesson from Jim Adkins when he was 14.
The UUCA is conveniently located at North Druid Hills and I-85.
1911 Cliff Valley Way N.E. Atlanta, GA 30329
UUCA Web Site
Workshops start at 2 PM. E-mail Tony Salazar
Cliff Valley Bluegrass Festival, with jamming, food, & refreshments
benefits Interfaith Children’s Movement