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www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this episode, host Keith Billik is joined by a true modern banjo hero - Rob McCoury, of The Del McCoury Band and the Travelin' McCourys! Rob discusses his career and influences, including the magic of prewar Gibson banjos, and plenty of praise for Earl Scruggs, Sonny Osborne, J.D. Crowe, and... Phish? Sponsored by Pe…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Bennett Sullivan, a terrific banjo player, composer, and educator. Bennett's musical journey has taken him to some pretty interesting places, such as playing for cruise ships, a broadway musical (performing the music of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (performing with …
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Today's episode features an interview with George Guthrie, a talenteed Nashville-based banjo player (both 3-finger bluegrass and old time clawhammer style) and singer. He is best known for his touring and recording with The Wooks, but is also an in-demand sideman with various other bands and projects. Sponsored by Peghe…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This Bonus episode gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes at the Bluegrass Trading Co., makers of the new Banjo All-Star Trading Cards! You can hear the story of this new project from its creator Colyn Brown. Visit www.bluegrasstradingco.com for more info! Contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast A Freshly-Picked episode featuring an interview with Brittany Haas about her new album "Impromptu Sessions No.1" The album features Brittany on banjo (she is typically the outstanding fiddler with Hawktail and others) and also features two bassists: Paul Kowert (of the Punch Borthers and Hawktail) and Mike Gaisbacher! S…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features an interview with Ricky Mier, an award-winning banjo player and composer, and the host of a popular series of instructional Youtube videos. Ricky attended Berklee College of Music, was a member of both Twisted Pine and Cat and the Moon, and has gone on to record his own solo albums in addition to h…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Today's guest is Alex Genova, the flamethrowing banjo force for the band Fireside Collective! Alex is also a former student of the Berklee College of Music and East Tennessee State, where he now teaches. Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Elderly Instruments, and GHS Strings Alex on the web: www.firesidecollectiveband.com Con…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this episode, host Keith Billik interviews Eric Lindberg of Nefesh Mountain! Eric is a talented banjo & guitar player, singer, songwriter, composer, and arranger. Nefesh Mountain has gained national attention for their fresh and energetic music that blends traditional Americana and Bluegrass with musical messages inf…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this episode, host Keith Billik interviews Evie Ladin! Evie is a fantastic clawhammer banjo player, but is also a professional singer, songwriter, percussive dancer, and square dance caller. She is best known for her work performing and recording with Rhythm n' Shoes, the Stairwell Sisters, and the Evie Ladin Band. S…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Kristin Scott Benson, the highly acclaimed banjoist best known for her many years performing and recording with The Grascals, as well as her own solo projects. KSB is one of the most respected players on the scene today, and has all sorts of great insight and wisdom on how to approach the instrumen…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Host Keith Billik interviews the multi-faceted Brad Kolodner! Brad is a fantastic clawhammer player, who records and performs with Charm City Junction, his father Ken Kolodner, and as a solo artist. He is also a festival producer, Radio DJ, and an IBMA board member. Sponsored by Peghead Nation, GHS Strings, and Elderly …
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Eli Gilbert is a talented banjoist who has performed with Dale Ann Bradley, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Alan Bibey, and others. Through his skills at playing, transcribing, teaching, and videography, he has found himself at the cutting edge of online banjo instructional resources, and has one of the most popular ba…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this Freshly Picked episode, Keith Billik welcomes back Chris Pandolfi, the banjoist from the Infamous Stringdusters, to discuss their upcoming release titled "Toward the Fray" - available February 18, 2022 on Americana Vibes! Sponsored by Peghead Nation, GHS Strings, and Elderly Instruments Chris Pandolfi & Stringdu…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Happy New Year! This episode features Trajan "Tray" Wellington of the Tray Wellington Band, formerly of Cane Mill Road. Tray is a recent graduate of ETSU's bluegrass studies program, and has already made quite a name for himself, having won the 2019 IBMA Momentum award for instrumentalist of the year, and releasing an E…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features an interview with banjo phenom Cory Walker, one of the most in-demand players in the banjo world! Cory has performed with heavy hitters like Jim Lauderdale, Mountain Heart, Sierra Hull, David Grier, and many more. He currently plays regularly with his Nashville-based bluegrass group East Nash Grass…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Enjoy these informal, unedited chats with random banjo players who were cornered at IBMA by the highly trained covert Picky Fingers tactical interviewer: Grace Van't Hof! Features interviews with: Brian Alley Colton Powers Cory Walker George Jackson Greg Cahill Henry Strid Hubby Jenkins James Kee Joe Newberry Mark Delan…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Cameron DeWhitt, pioneer of their own style of "pitchfork banjo," member of the Tall Poppy String Band, and host of the Get Up in the Cool podcast! We took this opportunity to interview each other for a true crossover episode, with several performances of double banjo tunes. Sponsored by Peghead Na…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This Freshly Picked episode dives deep into the recently released album "Borrowed Time" by Joe Troop, formerly of Che Apalache. As with much of Joe's music, this album is a cornucopia of musical styles and textures, with Joe's amazing banjo playing, vocals, and important social messages at the center of it all. Sponsore…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Chris Elliott, banjo player with Chain Station and formerly of Spring Creek, who won both the Telluride and Rockygrass band contests. Chris discusses learning banjo from the great Alan Munde, the secrets of contest playing, and previews his own teaching method for the Elliott Banjo School. Sponsore…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Jeremy Stephens, the fantastic Reno-style banjo picker from the band High Fidelity! Keith even gets to participate in some of the twin banjo fun that Jeremy and his band is known for, you don't want to miss it! Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Elderly Instruments, and GHS Strings Jeremy Stephens on the…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Host Keith Billik welcomes Alison Brown to the podcast, a stunningly talented and creative banjo player who also happens to be a prolific composer, record producer, and co-founder of Compass Records. Alison is a winner of many awards, including multiple IBMA and Grammys, and is best known for her work with Alison Krauss…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Michael Grace is the Co-Founder of Grace Design, the company that makes some of the finest quality acoustic preamps/DI's used by today's performers, such as the Felix, Bix, and Alix. Michael does a fantastic job breaking down a lot of common FAQ's, such as: Why do I need a DI box? Why do I need a preamp? What is High im…
 
www.patreon.com Frank Evans is one of the few banjoists who is equally adept at playing amazing clawhammer style, in addition to his virtuosic 3-finger playing. He is best know as the banjo player for Canadian bluegrass band The Slocan Ramblers, and recently released a duo album with the great fiddler Ben Plotnick titled "Madison Archives" Sponsore…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Part 2 of the interview with Steve Huber, the great banjo player, builder, and prewar Gibson expert! In this episode, we get into the literal nuts & bolts of prewar tone and banjo setup in general. The perfect episode for the true banjo nerd! Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Elderly Instruments, and GHS Strings Check out th…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Part 1 of host Keith Billik's interview with acclaimed banjo player, luthier, and historian Steve Huber! This episode features Steve's background learning the banjo and getting into bands, including his stint with Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass. We also begin to talk about the evolution of the Huber tone rings and ban…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Keith chats with Michigan's own Lloyd Douglas of Full Cord Bluegrass. Lloyd is a veteran bluegrasser, having performed and toured with Jim & Jesse, Michael Cleveland, and Detour before joining forces with Full Cord. Recorded at Otus Supply Company in Ferndale, MI - thanks Thom and Scott! Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Eld…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Cristina Vane, a singer-songwriter who has embraced the roots of fingerstyle/blues/slide guitar, as well as clawhammer banjo, and made her own sound combining those and many other influences. Her recent album "Nowhere Sounds Lovely" is available in the usual places! Sponsored by Peghead Nation, GHS…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Host Keith Billik interviews Mike Bub, the legendary bassist formerly of the Del McCoury Band. Many fans don't know that Mike was a serious banjo player growing up! Mike is also one of the best storytellers, and he doesn't hold back in this episode! Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, and GHS Strings Keith…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features Silvio Ferretti, the longtime banjo player for Italian bluegrass band Red Wine. Silvio is also one of the world's top makers of banjo bridges with his Scorpion line of products. Silvio discusses how he came to find the banjo and bluegrass while growin up in Italy, and takes us through a fascinating…
 
Support This Show! Today, Keith interviews a banjo player that may be less known to American audiences, but that you are guaranteed to enjoy. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Takumi Kodera is best known for placing 2nd in the 2018 Winfield Banjo contest, his solo album "Sunset Glow," and recordings with his contemporary ragtime group Thompson the Fox. Sp…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode features the one and only Dr. Banjo, Pete Wernick! Pete is best known as the banjo player for Hot Rize, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, and for authoring vast amounts of instructional resources for banjo players and bluegrassers. Sponsored by Peghead Nation, GHS Strings, and Elderly Instruments Pete Wern…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Join Patreon to win a giveaway prize, courtesy of Banjolit! Listen to episode for details. Keith talks to Tony Trischka about his new album "Shall We Hope," an ambitious musical project based around Civil War-era characters and their experiences. The album features a star-studded cast, including Michael Daves, Maura O'C…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Keith is joined by Wes Corbett to discuss his new album of all-original material titled "Cascade" - a fantastic album of instrumentals also featuring Sierra Hull, Casey Campbell, Simon Chrisman, Chris Eldridge, Alex Hargreaves, and Paul Kowert. Other topics include Wes's new gig with the Sam Bush Band, and the instrumen…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Check out this first installment with the legendary John McEuen, a multi-instrumentalist, Grammy-winning producer (for Steve Martin's "The Crow") and author. John is best known for his tenure with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, his prolific solo career, and countless other collaborations. John tells many a story, including…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Welcome to the first ever clawhammer-focused episode! Keith talks to virtuoso banjoist Adam Hurt about his recent release "Back to the Earth" featuring his exquisite gourd banjo playing. Be sure to check out the new store items at www.banjopodcast.com! Sponsored by Elderly Instruments and Peghead Nation *** Use coupon "…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast A Bonus episode to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the PFBP! For this bonus episode, be among the first to hear the newly recorded theme music for The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast! I was thrilled to be joined by some great musicians and put this all together. Purchase the new tracks AND BANJO TAB at www.banjopodcast.c…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Trevor Smith is an exciting banjo player with the Grammy-nominated Austin, Texas-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire. Host Keith Billik chats with Trevor about his influences, playing style, gear, and more! Sponsored by Peghead Nation and Elderly Instruments Wood & Wire on the web: www.woodandwireband.com Contact the show:…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Keith Billik interviews Ron Landis, a banjo/dobro player who made a name for himself as a silver artist in the collectible coin world. He has recently turned his attention to using his skills to design his new line of fingerpicks that have garnered the attention of several of today's top players! Check out Ron Landis's …
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Guest host Aaron Jonah Lewis interviews Steve Arkin, a well known banjo player and educator. Although Steve came to prominence during his stint with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, he has recently become a serious old time player, and performs with the Troublesome Creek String Band and the New Cut Road String Band. …
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast January 6, 2021 would have been Earl Scruggs's 97th birthday. To pay tribute, many today's top players have recorded their personal memories, stories, and wisdom that they've gotten from Earl over the years. Enjoy! Featuring (in order): Eric Gibson, Ron Block, Lloyd Douglas, Terry Baucom, Hilary Hawke, Steve Dilling, Ir…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast A Freshly Picked episode with longtime friend of the podcast Greg Cahill! He joins host Keith Billik to discuss the recent Special Consensus album "Chicago Barn Dance," which just won IBMA's Song of the Year award for its title track. Band website: www.specialc.com Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, and t…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast The 2nd half of the interview with Pat Cloud features tons of great insight and live demonstrations of Pat's musical approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo. Special guest Doub Pearce joins for a few questions and to play some bass. Great times were had! Sponsored by Elderly Instruments and Peghead Nation Pat Clo…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this bonus episode, Keith is joined by Doub Pearce to preview part 2 of the Pat Cloud interview. Doub is a friend of Pat's, made the introduction, and arranged for the studio time for the interview. What hospitality! Doub also appears in the episode as a guest host and bass player, so give him a warm Picky Fingers we…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This Freshly Picked episode features "Rooster" by Max Allard, as well as a Civil War-themed project by Warren Leming titled "A Rich Man's War and a Poor Man's Fight." Max is one of the most telented players and composers in the next generation of banjo players! You'll really enjoy this discussion about his playing and w…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast A "Freshly Picked" episode, exploring the recent album by banjo visionary Ben Krakauer! Ben is an extraordinarily creative force on the instrument, and this recording has his variety of musical influences on full display. Post-Recording Correction from Ben: I mentioned playing my tunes with Nick, Duncan, and Paul Kowert…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Host Keith Billik chats with Mark Cassidy, the fearless banjoist of The Hillbenders and the Get Down Boys. Topics include how he discovered the banjo, studying with Alan Munde, and opening for The Who! Sponsored by Peghead Nation and Elderly Instruments. Mark Cassidy on the web: www.hillbenders.com Contact the show: pic…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast In this episode, host Keith Billik teaches you how to use the 5th string for more than just drone notes. Some very useful shapes and patterns to improve your playing! Don't forget to download the Tablature Sheet, found at the Patreon link above. Or, contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com Sponsored by Peghe…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast This episode profiles the recent album "Prime Time" by the trio of Dan Crary, Bill Evans, and Wally Barnick. Keith is joined by Bill Evans to discuss the background of the group, the selection and aranging of the pieces, and his banjo, singing, and composing contributions. Sponsored by Elderly Instruments and Peghead Na…
 
www.patreon.com/banjopodcast Greg Deering is the co-founder, with his wife Janet, of Deering Banjos, one of the largest and most popular banjo companies in the world. Topics include how he started the business, the philosophy with which Deering approaches building banjos for their customers, and how Jens Kruger has contributed to recent innovations…
 
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