I spoke recently with Pat Cloud, banjo player extraordinaire, and am delighted to learn that he is back in the US to stay after many years working primarily overseas. Pat is known in many circles primarily for his contributions to the expansion of the five string banjo into the jazz and blues realms. While he deserves this reputation, his profound love and knowledge of bluegrass banjo is often overlooked.
His banjo web site is back online and he is experimenting with online delivery of video instructonal materials. Banjo players at any level of skill or experience are encouraged to check it out.