Donald Beck

Born: May 20, 1947

Musician Donald Beck started playing 5-string banjo at age 14. He played Monday night hoot shows at the Troubadour in Hollywood in 1964 and 1965. He was a member of the following groups: The Greenwood County Singers, Stone Country, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Brush Arbor, Kajolia, John Hartford at the Newport folk festival and six days with John Hartford on the Delta Queen steamboat show, The James Monroe Band, The Dillard and Clark Expedition, The Muddy Bottom Boys. He played all banjo on Rick Nelson's Country Fever album, played mandolin on the Dillard and Clark Expedition first album, and recorded a solo album The Banjo Revolution of Donald Beck (see He was an original member of Stone Country. He played banjo and mandolin on Greenwood County Singers Tear Down the Walls album. He recorded guitar on Steven T. Young album. He played pedal steel guitar and mandolin with Flying Burrito Brothers tour to europe when Byron Berline and Alan Munde were in the band.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Banjo Mandolin

Bands That Donald Beck Has Played For:
Flying Burrito Bros. Brush Arbor

Donald Beck Has Worked With:
James Harrah Mike Holtzer Jim Rice Joe Rice Dave Rose Michael Clarke Jon Corneal Chris Ethridge Chris Hillman Sneaky Pete Kleinow Bernie Leadon Gram Parsons Popeye Phillips
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