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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Aug 14, 2018

Ryan Cavanaugh is best known for his innovative approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo, his tenure with legendary saxophonist Bill Evans's band Soulgrass, and his current group the Songs From the Road Band.


In Part 1 of 2, Keith talks to Ryan Cavanaugh about his early days learning banjo, playing (and winning!) banjo contests, his influences (especially John McLaughlin), and pursuit of ways to play jazz on 3-finger banjo!


This episode features sound clips from:

"Meeting of the Spirits" performed by John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia, and Larry Coryell, and

"Impressions" performed by Pat Martino.


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