Banjo For Dummies shows up on BBC 4

Bluegrass fans and banjo players watching BBC Channel 4 on February 2 got quite a surprise on their telly. One of the panelists on the popular comedy program 8 Out of 10 Cats pulled out a copy of Bill Evans’ Banjo For Dummies, and made quite a sport of the chapter headings.

The show, hosted by British comedian Jimmy Carr, is known for its slightly raunchy innuendo, and they proceed to infer all sorts of randy behavior from the various banjo techniques covered in the book. All in good fun, of course, and a nice way to introduce the book to BBC viewers.

If the video starts at the beginning of the show, push ahead to 38:45.

Banjo For Dummies is available from many online resellers, or from Bill’s web site.

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