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Dueling Banjos into Voodoo Chile Jimi Hendrix on Electric Banjo

Electric banjo finger tapping with distortion on the Deering Crossfire


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Genre: Rock
Playing Style: Other

Genre: Rock
Playing Style: Other

Genre: Rock
Playing Style: Other

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Alternative Banjo Rock and Covers

Check out this group of songs of banjos in unusual forms including rock, hip hop, alt. country, and outstanding banjo-fied covers!!! Songs feature typical 5-string acoustic and electrified versions of the banjo.

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Playing Since: 1982
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

Gender: Male
My Instruments:
5-string banjo, 4-string tenor banjo, Deering Crossfire electric banjo

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Jimi Hendrix, Bela Fleck, Pearl Jam, Earl Scruggs, Muddy Waters, The Black Keys

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Created 8/9/2013
Last Visit 1/2/2016

With a musical journey that has led him from Earl Scruggs to Jimi Hendrix to Pearl Jam, Ian has developed a unique and undeniably powerful banjo sound. Fascinated by his father’s abandoned banjo, at age 9, Ian began pickin’ in earnest. He went on to be quite an accomplished bluegrass player, winning first place in numerous competitions throughout Southern California; but ultimately, his rocker soul prevailed. In the 90’s, he purchased his first Deering Crossfire and tore up the infamous Sunset Strip playing in alternative bands while developing his “Crossfire style” of banjo playing which incorporates 3 finger, single string, and electric guitar playing techniques. Shredding with distortion and wah pedal in full effect, he currently fronts the banjo-fueled roots rock band 50 Sticks of Dynamite out of Ventura, CA.

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