When I had been playing the banjo for about a year, I went to Nashville, TN to ask Bill Monroe for a job. He was very nice, gave me an audition and took me to the Grand Ole Opry that night. Bill said that he "needed someone with more experience." I didn't get the job, but he told me "you've got a good right hand, keep working at it, you'll make a good Banjo Man." Featuring Jimmy Gaudreau, Pete Goble, Tom Gray, Emory Lester, Mark Newton, Tony Rice, Wyatt Rice, Mark Schatz, Rickie Simpkins, Ronnie Simpkins, and Larry Stephenson.