Tag: banjo

How quickly can you turn a banjo into an electric?

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Tom Nechville, of Nechville Musical Products, has created a DIY video showing how easily any Nechville tone ring banjo can be quickly converted into a solid body electric using the Nechville Turbo Module. Nechville is fond of this sort of jet-age phraseology, calling his radical […]

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Butch Robins, video star

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Butch Robins presents – Blue Grass Music, its Origin and Development as a Unique and Creative Art Form Produced and directed by Bud Bennett, Radford University Conceived, written and hosted by Butch Robins If you like bluegrass history, you will positively “waller” in this video […]

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Bill Evans and Alan Munde in Bend

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
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As part of their west coast tour last week and this, Bill Evans and Alan Munde stopped Thursday evening for a show in Bend, OR. The pair of banjo masters are doing concerts and workshops along the northeastern US and western Canada through the 31st. […]

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Deering introduces 6 string Goodtime banjo

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The Deering Banjo Company has introduced their first 6 string model in their popular Goodtime Banjo series. The Solana 6 is a nylon stringed model, tuned and played like a guitar, with a rock maple 22-fret neck attached to Deering’s 16-bracket 12” pot assembly. Like […]

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Growing bluegrass music in Reno

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Surely many of our readers live in areas that might be described as a “bluegrass wasteland.” These may be places where some bluegrass fans may live, but no one is actively sponsoring or promoting the music at live shows. Or it could be a spot where the locals just […]

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Kickstart Your Jamming: A New Approach To Banjo Improv

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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For years, Murphy Henry has been teaching banjo pickers all over the world, in private lessons, at camps and workshops, and with her Murphy Method lesson videos and DVDs. Throughout her focus has been to encourage students to memorize material by listening and repeating, as […]

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It’s a banjo pick… it’s a custom jewelry piece!

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Or is it a floor wax? But seriously, what Christina Holland has done with Anvil Jewelry is a perfect blend of the metal craft she studied in college, and her passion for banjo. And isn’t that what art is all about? Bringing your skills in molding reality […]

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Solo album coming soon from Kyle Perkins

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Kyle Perkins has made a name for himself as a solid bass player, working with touring acts like the Kati Penn Band, David Parmley & Continental Divide, and the Larry Stephenson Band. He is also a fine banjo player, and his greatest career honor had been […]

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Jim Mills introduces the Clanger

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
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In this video, top picker and prewar banjo enthusiast Jim Mills proudly introduces his latest find, a Gibson Mastertone PB-3 conversion from 1929-30. After giving a brief overview of the banjo’s history (almost without taking a breath), Jim goes on to play J.D. Crowe’s arrangement of […]

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Ryan Cavanaugh exits Soulgrass

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Jazz and progressive 5 string banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh has announced his exit from Bill Evans Soulgrass, a hybrid effort by noted sax man Evans to blend funk, jazz and bluegrass grooves. “After 9 years, over 25 countries, and thousands of airline miles logged, I […]

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