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"Hoser" is:  Dale Gardner

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Hoser is our resident "Fire Marshal Bill" & is a 25+ year Fire Department Battalion Chief from the Maryland area....which made it pretty easy to come up with a call-sign for him.

 While he hasn't seen his toes in quite some time ("many moons, Grasshopper...many moons..."), he's said to be quick on his feet in a fire. We think that means he's the quickest to find an exit in a burning building ("Hey guy's...there's FIRE in this damn place!?!"). 

Hoser was accepted into the TabPig class of 2002 with D'Ernie and Forrest. Hoser got his first WAB/CAAS qual in 2005. He has made several trips to "Swine-noa" ("The Swannanoa Gathering"). This is where he learns to get in touch with his feminine side.....be it flannel or blouses made by "Omar the Tent Maker". 

Hoser spent 3 days standing in the background for the movie "Ladder 49" starring John Travolta, who he is pictured with here.

Anyway, we met Hoser through the RMMGA guitar group on usenet. He's currently playing:

  • 1993 LKSM-12
  • 1998 LKSM-6
  • 1997 Taylor 414Koa
  • 2002 Taylor 710 Englemann/rosewood
  • 1960-something nylon classical by Espana
  • Kentucky KM250-S mandolin
  • Bodhran and hand drums (He also builds these funky "ashiko" drums....but we let him in anyway.)

www.dalegardner.net