Banjo Ben Clark shares his music with the world – Wilson Post | Start Classified

Banjo Ben Clark shares his music with the world - Wilson Post

While he’s fairly proficient on the guitar, mandolin, and piano, professional musician Ben Clark has been head over heels in love with the banjo since he first tried it in college. He tackled it with such enthusiasm that his friends were quick to nickname him Banjo Ben, a nickname that sticks like glue and which … Read more

Dolly Parton Performs at OKC’s American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremonies – Oklahoman.com | Start Classified

The American Banjo Museum is transitioning this year’s American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame induction ceremonies to virtual celebrations due to the coronavirus pandemic. The ones for Monday-Oct. 16 are set to feature a special appearance by music legend Dolly Parton, according to a press release. Each year since opening in 1998, the museum has … Read more

A Family Love Lesson: ‘The Banjo Lesson’ – The Epoch Times | Start Classified

A detail from “The Banjo Lesson,” 1893, by Henry Ossawa Tanner. Oil on Canvas, 49 inches by 35.5 inches. Hampton University Museum, Virginia. (Public Domain)

My family is very important to me. I really don’t know where I would be without her constant love and care. My grandparents, uncles and aunts were all significant influences in my life and made me understand that I could become anything I wanted to be if I was willing to put in the effort. … Read more

Trent Callicutt – Banjo Picker/Trucker Dealing With COVID-19 – Bluegrass Today | Start Classified

Trent Callicutt - Banjo Picker/Trucker Dealing With COVID-19 - Bluegrass Today

Spring 2020 will be remembered for the coronavirus and stay-at-home orders. This pandemic has affected many of us in two ways: we are either an essential worker or we are unemployed. Trent Callicutt of Asheboro, NC falls into both categories. The 30-year-old has been riding an 18-wheeler for R&H Motor Lines for more than a … Read more

Eric Weissberg, musician of ‘Dueling Banjos’, dies at 80 – The New York Times | Start Classified

Eric Weissberg, musician of 'Dueling Banjos', dies at 80 - The New York Times

Eric Weissberg, a gifted multi-instrumentalist whose melodic banjo work on the 1973 hit single “Dueling Banjos” helped bring bluegrass music into the cultural mainstream, died Sunday at a nursing home near Detroit. He was 80. Juliet Weissberg, his 34-year-old wife, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Although the theme songs to the film … Read more

BEHIND THE BANJO: Stanford’s ‘Banjo Man’ Launches Website For Affordable Banjo, Lessons For Beginners – The Interior Journal – Interior Journal | Start Classified

BEHIND THE BANJO: Stanford's 'Banjo Man' Launches Website For Affordable Banjo, Lessons For Beginners - The Interior Journal - Interior Journal

Photo by Abigail WhitehouseJames demonstrates how to use the bridge adjuster that comes with his new “Banjo Neal” banjo – soon to be available to the public. STANFORD — Neal James, now known as “The Banjo Man,” first fell in love with the instrument during a Pentecostal service in Georgetown. “I heard a little old … Read more