In the November issue of the Banjo Newsletter we feature the new Smithsonian/Folkways release In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes by Hobart Smith, with an introduction by Dick Spottswood, and an interview with producer Stephen Wade. We also profile clawhammer player Abigail Washburn, and English 3-finger picker Leon Hunt. Reviews this month include the reissue of Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo and Banjo.com’s instructional video Pickin’ 101. The issue also includes columns by Tony Trischka, Tom Adams, Ken Perlman, Casey Henry and Eddie Collins.
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