Artists

Béla Fleck

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Béla_Fleck

Béla was born on July 10,1958 and raised in New York City. While watching The Beverly Hillbillies as a young boy,

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Trina Emig

  • Hits: 159
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Trina Emig began studying Scruggs style banjo with Vernon McIntyre in 1988. By 1990 she was teaching banjo and touring

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Ralph E. White III

  • Hits: 125
Ralph White

Ralph E White was a member of well-loved punk bluegrass outfit Bad Livers but his solo work is possessed of a much more

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Abigail Washburn

  • Hits: 197
Abigail Washburn

If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one's model,

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Erin Inglish

  • Hits: 183
Erin Inglish

Erin Inglish is a tour-de-force banjo chanteuse, a thoughtful wanderer steeped in the thick of California’s music scene. Inglish’s

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Michal Wawrzyczek

  • Hits: 168
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Started playing the banjo at the age of thirteen and almost immediately became obsessed with this hobby (you may just

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Bill Evans

  • Hits: 133
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Bill Evans is an internationally recognized five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer and composer, he brings

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Anna Uptain

  • Hits: 165
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Anna E. Uptain is a music educator, multi- instrumentalist and lover of Appalachian music and culture. She has spent most

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Tony Trischka

  • Hits: 133
Tony Trischka

A native of Syracuse, New York, Trischka's interest in banjo was sparked by the Kingston Trio's "Charlie and the MTA" in 1963.

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Noam Pikelny

  • Hits: 199
Noam Pikelny

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist among a new generation of acoustic musicians. Hailed by the

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Ben Freed

  • Hits: 176
Ben Freed

Ben Freed, New York banjoist ( 1956 - 2015 ) was a world-class banjo player whose records of all original music include Speed of

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John Treadway

  • Hits: 137
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Big Country Bluegrass is pleased to announce that John Treadway of Taylorsville, North Carolina, is now playing banjo and singing

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Ron Stewart

  • Hits: 152
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Ron Stewart is well on the road to becoming a legend in contemporary bluegrass music. He is already one of the most

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Richard Bailey

  • Hits: 192
Richard Bailey

Grammy nominated banjo player, Richard Bailey has recorded with such diverse artists as Al Green and George

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Vilai Harrington

  • Hits: 181
Vilai Harrington

Vilai Harrington hails from a background as diverse as any.  His grandparents hail from the Carolinas, MidWest and Hawaii.

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Dr. Ralph Stanley

  • Hits: 135
Dr. Ralph Stanley

When legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all that is none other than the legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.

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Kristin Scott Benson

  • Hits: 180
Kristen Scott Benson

Kristin Scott Benson is the four-time International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

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Ed Helms

  • Hits: 146
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Twenty-two years ago, in the rolling plains of northern Ohio, a strange and fortuitous gathering occurred. Ed Helms, Ian Riggs,

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Allen Shelton

  • Hits: 134
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Allen Shelton was an American five-string banjo player known for being a member of Jim & Jesse's Virginia Boys since the 1960s.

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Eddie Adcock

  • Hits: 226
Eddie Adcock

Banjo player extraordinaire Eddie Adcock is the 2014 recipient of the 5th annual Steve Martin Prize.

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Christopher Holland

  • Hits: 150
Christopher Holland

An avid fan of folk and bluegrass music, Christopher Holland found his love for the banjo in 2005 while studying music theory at

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Pete Seeger

  • Hits: 149
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger’s contribution to folk music, both in terms of its revival and survival, cannot be overstated.

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Jordan Alleman

  • Hits: 197
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A Portland, OR native, Jordan Alleman began playing banjo at the age of thirteen and hasn’t looked back. Initially beginning

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David Holt

  • Hits: 159
David Holt

Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer, dedicated to

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Graham Sharp

  • Hits: 126
Graham Sharp

Graham Sharp began playing banjo in college and almost immediately fell into playing with Charles and Woody. Originally

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Jim Mills

  • Hits: 211
Jim Mills

Jim Mills is an American musician known primarily as a bluegrass banjo player who plays in the 3-finger style

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Mark Johnson

  • Hits: 156
Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson has revolutionized the art of clawhammer banjo by adapting its techniques and rhythms to the demands of

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Earl Scruggs

  • Hits: 110
Earl Scruggs

Earl Scruggs was born and grew up near Shelby, North Carolina in Cleveland County. Located in the Piedmont section of the state, it is

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Rhiannon Giddens

  • Hits: 151
Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens is an American musician. She is known as the lead singer, violinist, banjo player and a

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Alesa Lajana

  • Hits: 152
Alesa Lajana

WINNER of the 2010 Queensland Music Award for Best World Music Song, and nominated for Best Blues & Roots Song.

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Vincent Sadovsky

  • Hits: 129
Vincent Sadovsky

Since 1973, the Rochester Folk Workshop has been host to the published and accomplished 5-string banjoist and guitarist

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Jens Kruger

  • Hits: 213
Jens Kruger
Originally from Switzerland, Jens Kruger began playing North American folk music at an early age and was particularly

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Roy Lewis

  • Hits: 147
Little Roy Lewis

Little Roy is awfully hard to overlook. He makes sure that no one in the audience gets bored at any time. Little Roy has won

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Charlie Rose

  • Hits: 183
Charlie Rose

As one door closes another always opens, and with the hiatus of Elephant Revival, Charlie Rose is opening up passageways to

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Todd Taylor

  • Hits: 222
Todd Taylor

Todd “Banjoman” Taylor first fell in love with the banjo at just six years old. While on a family trip to Walt Disney World, Todd's

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Cara Luft

  • Hits: 159
Cara Luft

Canadian folk heroine & Juno award winner Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost

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Gailanne Amundsen

  • Hits: 132
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Gailanne has been singing since before she could talk and started playing instruments not long after. She began on

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Winston Marshall

  • Hits: 157
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Winston Marshall is a founding member of the Grammy Award winning British band Mumford & Sons formed in 2007. He plays

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Gayle Skidmore

  • Hits: 453
Gayle Skidmore

Six-time San Diego Music Award nominee Gayle Skidmore has written over 2000 songs since she began songwriting at the age

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John Becker

  • Hits: 125
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The American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame was originally established in 1998 as the National Four-String Banjo Hall

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Taylor Pfeiffer

  • Hits: 373
Taylor Pfeiffer

Inspired to play Banjo at the age of seven after hearing the 1960's TV Series Skippy, Sixteen-year-old Taylor Pfeiffer has been

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Sharon Martinson

  • Hits: 109
Sharon Martinson

Born in the winter in the mountains of Wyoming, Sharon Martinson picked up the banjo first a young girl while on the

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Hank Smith

  • Hits: 545
Hank Smith

Hank Smith started playing banjo when he was 16 in his hometown of Florence, SC after begging his parents to get him one for

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Shannon Carey

  • Hits: 141
Shannon Carey

With roots in a musical family, Shannon Carey began writing songs at an early age. Though originally from Wisconsin, she

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Rob McCoury

  • Hits: 144
Rob McCoury

Rob was born April 30, 1971 in York, PA as Robin Floyd McCoury. His earliest memories are of music, especially since it was

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Ned Luberecki

  • Hits: 356
Ned Luberecki

Ned Luberecki is the banjo player for The Becky Buller Band and also tours with Stephen Mougin (of the Sam Bush Band) as Nedski

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Ryan Cavanaugh

  • Hits: 139
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Ryan Cavanaugh's innovative ideas of how and what is played on the 5-string banjo are occupied by few banjo players

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John McEuen

  • Hits: 134
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John McEuen has been a “professional performer” since 1962, working as a magician in Disneyland’s Magic Shop as

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Jesse Langlais

  • Hits: 339
Jesse Langlais

Jesse Langlais grew up in the rural town of Old Town, Maine where he first discovered his passion for banjo, bluegrass and

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Dave Hum

  • Hits: 143
Dave Hum

Dave Hum, 5-string banjo player and multi - instrumentalist from Salisbury UK. Around 1994, while visiting Bournemouth,

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Travis McNamara

  • Hits: 126
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Travis is the youngest member of Trout Steak. Born in upstate New York, the son of a music teacher, he was surrounded by music and

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Danny Barnes

  • Hits: 362
Danny Barnes

I’ve been at this a pretty long time. The main thing I use to get my ideas across has been the banjo, it has an unusual sound

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Gina Clowes

  • Hits: 146
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Gina Clowes’ innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting, although based in traditional music modalities,

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Donna Lynn Caskey

  • Hits: 296
Donna Lynn Caskey

Donna Lynn Caskey takes a pure, timeless sound to heartfelt, comforting and sometimes edgy new places. Her original songs

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Joe Mullins

  • Hits: 134
Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins is a southwestern Ohio native who has been a recognizable banjo player, vocalist, and radio broadcaster

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Joe Newberry

  • Hits: 131
Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry is a Missouri native and North Carolina transplant who has played music most of his life. Known far and wide

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Joe Bonsall

  • Hits: 360
Joe Bonsall

Joe’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, background shows through clearly in his love of the Philadelphia Phillies. According

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Jim Coston

  • Hits: 167
Jim Coston

Born in 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida Jim is the younger of twin boys born to James & Patricia Coston. Jim was raised

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Willow Osborne

  • Hits: 139
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Seventeen Year-Old Willow Osborne, picked up her first banjo at the tender age of four, and was taught by her friend & mentor,

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Dom Flemons

  • Hits: 369
Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed

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Anielle Reid

  • Hits: 347
Anielle Reid

Anielle Reid is an American singer-songwriter and Deering banjoist fusing folk twang with modern production to brand

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Sean Patrick

  • Hits: 132
Sean Patrick

Sean Patrick is a vocalist and banjo player for The Griddle Pickers. The group originated in the summer of 2012, when

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Don Reno

  • Hits: 143
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Don Reno burned with creative intensity. From his youngest years through a distinguished career in music, he was always “on”

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Jim Adams

  • Hits: 217
Jim Adams

Jim Adams (born James Adams December 21, 1967 in La Mesa CA) has had a life long love of music. His first instrument

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Jason Davis

  • Hits: 163
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Bluegrass music has been part of Jason's life since he was very young. He first heard bluegrass when he was about nine years

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Marc Pruett

  • Hits: 235
Marc Pruett

Marc Pruett grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. This Southern Appalachian Region has long

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Alan Munde

  • Hits: 209
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Alan Munde is one of the most highly respected and best-loved banjo players in the world. A master of both melodic and

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Steve Dilling

  • Hits: 141
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Steve Dilling plays like he was born and raised in a crib where only Earl Scruggs and Tony Rice played on the twirling mobile

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Sammy Shelor

  • Hits: 156
Sammy Shelor

Virginia Country Music Hall of Famer, Sammy Shelor is 5-time IBMA Award Winner for Banjo Performer of the Year, 2011

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