Introducing Casey Henry

Casey Henry is the daughter of banjo player Murphy Henry. Casey is an accomplished banjo player in her own right, as well as an instructor. Here is some background info from her website:

She started playing bass at the age of twelve, and joined her parents” band at fourteen. A year later she took up the banjo and never looked back. Throughout high school and college Casey played with several local Virginia bands and taught banjo in Charlottesville. Upon graduating from the University of Virginia in May 2000 with a BA in English and Women”s Studies, Casey put out her first banjo CD, “Real Women Drive Trucks,” which was greeted with much critical praise.

Since relocating to Nashville, Tenn., in early 2001 Casey has played with Uncle Earl, the Jim Hurst Band, June Carter Cash, and Tennessee Heartstrings, who released one CD in 2004, “New Strings, New Hearts.” Casey”s writing has been published in several music magazines and she gives banjo lessons in Nashville.

Currently Casey and her brother Chris are fronting a band called The Two-Stringers.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.