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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Jan 14, 2020


Host Keith Billik talks with bluegrass banjo superstar Derek Vaden of the Larry Stephenson band about his career, influences, history of learning the instrument, and advice for other players.

Derek also pioneered the #tunertunethursday hashtag on Instagram - check it out, and add your own...

Dec 29, 2019


Listen in as Keith takes a lesson with Davey Jones, the star of Episode #1 of the podcast!

Davey teaches his approach to constructing chord melodies- a great way to explore arranging music, especially for solo banjo situations!


Davey Jones on the web:


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Dec 2, 2019

Host Keith talks banjo with Matthew Davis, best known for his contributions to the bands Westbound Situation and Circus No. 9.

Great advice on improvising and practice, practice routines, and Matthew's insight into gear and setups.

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Matthew Davis on the...

Nov 16, 2019


In this bonus episode, professional banjoist Eli Gilbert (of Dale Ann Bradley's band) describes a special offer for Patreon supporters of the podcast. I can't wait to see what he comes up with!


Eli Gilbert on the web:

Nov 6, 2019


Hosted by Keith Billik - Part 1 of a conversation with the sensational young banjoist Matthew Davis. Matthew has won multiple banjo contests, performs regularly with modern bluegrass band Circus No. 9 and chambergrass group Westbound Situation, and is raising the bar for the next...