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Stephen Lawson from Hermitage, TN!

What was it that first got you interested in playing the guitar, mandolin or banjo?
Flatt & Scruggs music.

How long have you been playing and what’s your motivation to play?
50 years, I just love playing and learning music.

What’s your favorite lesson on Ben’s site and how has it helped you improve?
They’re all great!

What’s your goal when playing?
To have fun and sound my best!

Are there any other instruments or genres of music that you enjoy playing?
I also play ukulele, and play songs I like regardless of gender, uh genre (haha).

Do you have a favorite technique? What is it?

What type of gear or accessories have you found that work best for you?
I like Elixir strings and Fender Heavy picks.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
Play music!

How did you find out about Banjo Ben?
Social media.

Thanks for letting us feature you Stephen!


gif Stephen on being selected as this weeks Gold Pick Member

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Congratulations Stephen!

Congratulations Stephen. I can only hope to one day attain this honor. Like you, I too, was initially inspired by Flatt & Scruggs music.
Happy picking to you!


Congrats Stephen, GPOTW, and fellow Bushy Tailed Banjo Mobster (Oct '20 Cabin Camp)!! It was alot of fun picking with you! Hopeful to get the chance to do so again :notes:
Folks, Stephen was our guitar Mobster, & he’s the creative one that came up with our band name since we originally had 3 banjos in our band!



Stephen, congrats on being the gpotw!

Congrats! Hope to pick with you soon!