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This Week in Banjo History

10/18/1859 - Stephen F. Hagan of Albany, NY receives a patent on a 7-string instrument with a guitar neck and a banjo body. Read more....

10/17/1865 - Levi Brown of Baltimore, MD receives a patent for a guitar-banjo which uses a thin piece of wood instead of a flesh head "which invariably slackens in damp weather and injures the tone of the instrument to a very great extent." Read more....

10/20/1913 - Grandpa Jones Born in Niagara, Kentucky. Read more....

10/19/1933 - Don Parmley born in Monticello, KY. Read more....

10/19/1938 - Vic Jordan born in Washington, D.C. Read more....

10/18/1967 - Tony Furtado is born in Pleasanton, CA. Read more....

10/16/1984 - Don Reno dies and is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia.

10/20/2017 - Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn's "Echo In the Valley" is released. This time around, the mission was to take their double banjo combination of three finger and clawhammer styles “to the next level and find things to do together that we had not done before,” says Béla. Read more....

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