The Banjo: good or evil?

Here’s a quote from a recent post on the Dallas Morning News religion blog.

My grandfather…was kicked out of a church in 1919 for playing the banjo with the youth group. Obviously everybody knew the banjo was an instrument of Satan!

Discuss amongst yourselves!

  • I think the saying goes like this: “Hell is full of amateur banjo players.” No offense to that guy’s Grandfather.

  • mwrowe

    There’s a reason why the banjo player always switches to guitar on the gospel numbers…

  • mwrowe

    A mountain minister once told Nat Winston, Sr., “You might as well give your son a ticket to hell as give him a five-string banjo” (Earl Scruggs, p. 8).