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Give me the Banjo

From ChuckH55 on 10/28/2011 6:46:40 PM

Nov 4 @ 9PM PST on PBS a special on the Banjo. Thought I would pass it along.

Give Me the Banjo 

Steve Martin Narrates Chronicle of the Country's Music, History and Popular Culture Through "America's Quintessential Instrument"


Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo brings together contemporary players-including Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Don Vappie, Abigail Washburn and The Carolina Chocolate Drops-with folklorists, historians, instrument makers and passionate amateurs to tell the story of America's instrument in all its richness and diversity.

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Scott Barnbilly56 says:
10/28/2011 8:08:44 PM

Wow ! will be looking for that for sure .That sound super cool for sure . I watch another thing called jubliee and it's groups playing from renfro valley kentucky and all bluegrass and it's pretty cool and will post when they have that next and where on channels .

ChuckH55 says:
10/28/2011 9:02:15 PM

Great, I think these shows can help those of us beginning, finding out more about the roots of our music.

lamylouy says:
11/17/2011 1:23:52 PM

I loved the show!

ChuckH55 says:
11/17/2011 1:51:41 PM

I did too, put on the DVR so I could take notes of things I missed....

Scott Barnbilly56 says:
11/22/2011 9:04:49 AM

Yup loved it also and play alot of historical banjo music i should say like civil war songs and minstrial banjo music that was played by the slaves way back then so i call it banjo heritage music . Was neat how they took ya back for a peek of days gone by .

Scott Barnbilly56 says:
12/21/2011 4:53:44 PM

This is a delayed message on this but wondered when i seen it if steve martin is and 4 finger picker . Looked like he might have been pick'in with his ring finger . Anybody know anything about that ?


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