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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Oct 18, 2020

A "Freshly Picked" episode, exploring the recent album by banjo visionary Ben Krakauer! Ben is an extraordinarily creative force on the instrument, and this recording has his variety of musical influences on full display.


Sponsored by Elderly Instruments and Peghead Nation


Ben Krakauer...

Sep 26, 2020


Host Keith Billik chats with Mark Cassidy, the fearless banjoist of The Hillbenders and the Get Down Boys. Topics include how he discovered the banjo, studying with Alan Munde, and opening for The Who!


Sponsored by Peghead Nation and Elderly Instruments.


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Sep 9, 2020

In this episode, host Keith Billik teaches you how to use the 5th string for more than just drone notes. Some very useful shapes and patterns to improve your playing!


Don't forget to download the Tablature Sheet, found at the Patreon link above.


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Aug 18, 2020


This episode profiles the recent album "Prime Time" by the trio of Dan Crary, Bill Evans, and Wally Barnick.


Keith is joined by Bill Evans to discuss the background of the group, the selection and aranging of the pieces, and his banjo, singing, and composing contributions.


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Aug 2, 2020


Greg Deering is the co-founder, with his wife Janet, of Deering Banjos, one of the largest and most popular banjo companies in the world.


Topics include how he started the business, the philosophy with which Deering approaches building banjos for their customers, and how Jens Kruger has...