Monthly Archives: January 2009

Banjos are Like a '64 Valiant

Someone I read recently said banjos are the hot-rods of the musical world, and I agree. What other instrument can you laterally take apart and put back together again yourself? I remember my neighbor on Green Mountain brought his ’64 … Continue reading

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Being a Well-Rounded Banjo Player

Have you even had someone make a request for a certain song, and they weren’t quite sure how it went (sort of like that line from Billy Joel’s ‘The Piano Man’), but from their description, you strongly suspect they have … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Banjo Player

Thinking back to my preschool days, I realize that I had always been fascinated with banjos. They seemed such odd instruments; half drum and half guitar. And that sound! I will always remember my first introduction to this unusual instrument; … Continue reading

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