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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

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...

Jul 16, 2020

Host Keith Billik talks to banjo virtuoso Steven Moore. Steven has won almost every major banjo contest in the country with his stunning and beautiful arrangements. He performs with the David Mayfield Parade and Almost Famous.

Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, and

Jun 27, 2020


In the first "Freshly Picked" episode, Keith chats with the fantastic 2-finger banjo player Nick Hornbuckle about his recent album "13 or So" on Ruby's Slipper Records. Nick is best known as a member of John Reischman and the Jaybirds, but also happens to write some great original banjo...

Jun 12, 2020

Enjoy this conversation with Ben Wright, the banjo player for the Henhouse Prowlers. Ben has incredible stories of taking bluegrass all over the globe, on behalf of the U.S. State Department, and forging new connections with people through the common language of music.

Ben on the web:

May 27, 2020


This episode features Torrin Daniels of the popular jamgrass band The Kitchen Dwellers! Topics include his early days of learning, how he gets his unique banjo sound, his experience of working with talented banjo-playing producers, and more.

Torrin on the web: