Please give a warm welcome to Catherine "BB" Bowness, the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Hailing from New Zealand, BB headed to America in 2012 and co-founded her current group, Mile Twelve. Immersing herself in the traditions of bluegrass and having studied jazz performance at university, BB's banjo playing is an exciting synthesis of new and old ideas. BB won the 2015 Freshgrass Banjo contest and was a winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize in 2020.
Please give a hearty welcome to Greg Cahill, the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Greg co-founded The Special Consensus in 1975 and the band has continued to record and tour nationally and internationally ever since. Special C has released 20 recordings that have garnered six IBMA awards and two Grammy nominations and Greg has also received the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award and has been inducted into the SPBGMA Hall of Greats.
Community Update Feb 25, 2022: Shipping very soon! Pre-order pricing is good until March 1. $14 Per Pack. After March 1, they will be $20. Get yours now if you haven't! New Earl Scruggs 5x7s have been created and I sent out a whole bunch of them this morning. Thanks!
Please give a hearty welcome to Sammy Shelor the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Highly influential, Sammy is a 5-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, 2011 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass, and leader of Lonesome River Band. He got his start learning banjo from his grandfather who was taught by Charlie Poole. He also has his own signature Sammy Shelor banjo fingerpicks, and a signature model banjo produced by Huber Banjos.
Jonathan Stark of the Ditching Hourly podcast, invited me to a "coaching call" where we discuss the Banjo All-Star trading cards and brainstormed some ideas on how to grow and sustain the business.
Please give a warm welcome to the latest in the Banjo All-Star lineup, John Dowling! John first became known as a prominent Banjo player in the UK when he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards in London at the age of 18. But he first became known internationally as a Banjoist when he became the first person from the UK to win the USA National Bluegrass Banjo Championships held in Winfield, Kansas.
Please give a hearty welcome to Ben Clark the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. "Banjo" Ben is a world-renowned performer, writer, and educator. He has toured the world with major artists, including Taylor Swift, and teaches bluegrass to students in over 50 countries through his website & Cabin Camp events.
Please welcome the newest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup, Eddie Adcock. Sparkplug of the Classic Country Gentlemen from 1959 to 1970, Eddie and his iconic, innovative banjo style introduced a freewheeling, syncopated mix of jazz, blues, and rock'n'roll into Bluegrass, creating "newgrass", an impactful second generation of the genre. Also welcome our artist Georgina Flood (Portraits by Georgina Flood), from Dublin Ireland. This portrait, lovingly completed by Georgina, will be included in our series of Banjo All-Star trading cards now available for purchase and shipping in April. If you order now through February, you get an instant 25% off plus...