Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Bonsai, the Banjo, the Bones, and the Bangles!

The Saturday started with a massive hydraulic press and finished with a fist-full of bones and a lecture. I had received an invitation to attend the Antietam Early Banjo Gathering, in Keedysville, Maryland. With more than two hours of rustic … Continue reading

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The Little Known History of the Banjo: Interview with Greg C. Adams, Banjo Historian, Archivist, and Ethnomusicologist

Your cultural ideas about the banjo are incomplete. For many people, the banjo evokes several general understandings. It’s perceived as an instrument of old-time mountain music, bluegrass, and the mid-20th century Folk Revival. It’s quaint, it’s familiar, it’s “all-American,” and … Continue reading

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