|Brit is holding the guitar in this group.|
Is musical ability inherited? My maternal grandmother, Edna McClintick Brandt, played piano, and her father, John B. "Brit" McClintick, played fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar.
|He is holding the banjo. I love this picture: hamming it up with strings and stogies.|
|That is Brit at upper left holding the Gibson guitar.|
I wish now I could talk to him. He played in a mandolin group and other small ensembles, and I would love to know what they played, how he learned, and where he got his instruments, for starters. I can identify his Gibson guitar and Gibson mandolin, but I know nothing else. My Aunt Mickey said she has his instruments, some at least, in her basement, but they are lost amid the accumulation of four generations' possessions.
Maybe I will see him some day, and we will trade tunes and swap stories.