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Banjos in the News

Posted by campbelldb on Sunday, February 8, 2009

Below are links to recent news features and newspaper articles on banjos, banjo players and banjo events. Click on the underlined text to view the complete article.  

·         Jan 27 - Wilkes County banjo player inducted into hall of fame. Winston-Salem Journal
The inductees include Wilkes County banjo player Eric Ellis, who plays with such top performers as Tony and Wyatt Rice and Jimmy Gaudreau and is a regular ...

·         Jan 27 - Warner Music vs. YouTube casualties include a banjo-playing 'Star ...
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA. The banjo player, Will Chatham, from Asheville, NC, posted the video to YouTube. It amassed 1.5 million hits, 8000 comments, numerous blog-post references ...

·         Jan 21 - Johnny Butten To Attempt New World's Fastest Banjo Picker Record, Cybergrass - USA
Last time the tune was "Dueling Banjos" and there was no specified tab or arrangement…

·         Jan 19 - Celtic Connections: Join-the-dots magic, Scotsman - United Kingdom.  DUELLING banjos? Not quite – more an exuberant transglobal sparring of distantly removed instrumental cousins, as the American banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck ...

·         Jan 13 - Performer creates music with bugs - She has been creating music for years at any cost and sometimes only with a banjo and self-made computer programs. Touring for the past ten years, ...

·         Jan 12 - The Crow - New Songs for the 5-String Banjo by Steve Martin Due Jan 27
The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo is the first full-length bluegrass album from actor/comedian/musician Steve Martin.

·         Jan 12 - Bluegrass historian not backing down - Bill Monroe was in a duet with his brother (Charlie) and they were sitting back, listening to this band, the Briarhoppers, with a three-fingered banjo style ...

·         Jan 5 - Executive Profile - Janet Deering - Janet Deering is president of Spring Valley-based Deering Banjo, which has been making banjos for 30 years.

·         Jan 2 - The cramped and creative world of the puppeteer - Christian Science Monitor. Bringing Yancy to life was a particularly challenging assignment: He had to appear to be free standing, and he had to play the banjo.



1 comment on “Banjos in the News”

stanger Says:
Monday, February 9, 2009 @12:29:39 AM

Thanks! What a great bunch of banjo articles! regards, Stanger

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