I'm very much a novice at the banjo (30+ years on the Guitar). Got a Deering Goodtime to noodle on and have made a half-baked attempt to learn Clawhammer.
I went to the Klez-Kamp road show concert here in Madison, Henry Saposnik's long time Klezmer project. I'm not a huge fan of klezmer, but I had a blast. Madison's own, Yid Vicious played a brief set of their quirky Klez-influenced musical stew, as well as the Kezmer Arkestra. Henry S. just wailed on a tenor banjo, and I was really knocked out by the sound - PLUS I've always been a bit of a rhythm player.
Some reading of posts illustrate that one could drop the 5th string and play tenor on a 5 string banjo... which I think I'll do. Any other sage advice is alway appreciated.