Inspired by @Mike_Adam and his excellent post regarding awesome Mandolin players…
We all recognize that EARL was the MAN when it comes to Banjo.
I raise the question: Who are your Modern Day Pioneers (or older but lesser known players) who are reshaping or evolving the way Banjo is played?
Don’t just throw names… but describe how or why you admire them! Was it a technique or specific sound? A signature lick? Maybe the STYLE of what or how the Banjo fits into a traditional or non-traditional ensamble.