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Banjo Players

Since starting to play. I have discovered so many awesome Banjo players I never knew even existed. And this lady is in my top tier. And she plays Deerings and alot are Goodtimes.


WOW! Thanks @Woody, she’s amazing, great find! Both her voice and what she does with the banjo.


WOW… Love this song and the video! Especially the end!

They actually sell Sweet Pickin Balm on her website lol

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Hah! They sure do! $12 a tin… Seriously Love her voice and style… Americana.

Songs like this are why I want to play the Banjo. That rolling melody is so sweet. And the Banjo is made for speed. I can’t Wait to get my first song up to speed. I can only play Boil Dem Cabbage down at 150 BPM right now and Worried Man at about 60 BPM.


Yeah, but do you remember when you could barely play a simple forward roll at 20bpm?

I, like you, listen to music constantly to stay inspired and find joy in the dreaming. Keep on keeping on!

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Ooooooweee! Playin a fiddle while her banjo is still hangin around her neck. Is this what twiterpated feels like? :smiley:

Now this one’s just Blazing!!

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NO PICKS?! :hushed::astonished::open_mouth:

Um… Don’t if you were kiddin’ @Mark_Rocka - but if you look closely… There are finger picks.

Well I’ll be. You’re right. Mine eyes didst deceive me. Getting old sucks.

I was thinking the same thing, so I’m watching it now and dancing like Tavin :joy: :dancer:

That would be fun to learn. Wish they made an app that would allow you to input an mp3 and would automatically tab-out to sheet music!

Hi Neil, There is a piece of software where you can create a TAB or Open a TAB and it print out a music score. TablEdit. Unfortunately it cant do this from an mp3 or mp4 file

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Since this thread is titled Banjo Players, in the plural, I thought I’d introduce another one. There are so many great ones we all know that could be discussed here and Mean Mary was a new one me and I really enjoyed exploring her music.

I stumbled on this guy on YouTube just recently and I’ve been quite taken with him. Have y’all ever heard of Dave Hum? He was a busker in the UK and he has a unique sound that I really like. He has a couple of pretty good albums (I downloaded them from Amazon Music). A good mix of Bluegrass and Celtic. Here he is playing Nashville Blues.

Here is his YouTube Channel:

Here is his website:

And I found this article on him in the Banjo Newsletter:

Hi @Maggie Dave Hum passed away in 2009, He was a very popular folk musician and street entertainer. Dave and his band the Huckleberries also did comedy.

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Yep, she’s way cool. I met her and her Brother Frank a few years back in Bodega Bay, Ca. Sat and chatted with them during one of their spectacular performances… True to form, plays barefoot too. Not that that makes her any quicker, lol, idk. it might. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

Yeah, I only discovered him a couple months ago and really got into his music and realized just recently he had passed when I read that article in the newsletter. How sad.

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Hard to see yes, but she showed me what she uses. These are the little speed picks.

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