We are delighted to announce that two of our colleagues will be in the spotlight at the annual American Banjo Museum Banjo Fest at the American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, September 7-9, 2017.
Jim Bollman will be receiving the Jack Canine Award “for his lifelong dedication to the preservation of the banjo” at the Banjo Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and Bob Carlin will be performing Joel Sweeney tunes at the same ceremony, which will take place Friday, September 8. Bob will also be performing at the Banjo Fest on Saturday.
Please go to http://www.banjofest2017.com for schedule and registration information.
Jason Verlinde writes that everyone needs Bob Carlin's new book Banjo: An Illustrated History. You may have heard Bob talk about this project at previous Gatherings, and now you can hear a podcast interview with Bob from Fretboard Journal.
Tony Thomas, scholar and banjo player, presents "Key ideas of banjo history" at the Eighteenth Annual Banjo Gathering (formerly known as the Banjo Collectors Gathering) at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott on October 30, 2015.
Originally posted on www.kristinagaddy.com
At this year's (2015) 19th Century Banjo Gathering (Banjo Collector's Gathering), Pete Ross and I presented on Levi Brown.
Our research uncovered that there was much more to Brown's life than just making banjos, which make sense when you know a little bit about existing Minstrel-Era banjos.
This is a forum for previous years' and on-going banjo research projects.