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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Jul 19, 2021

This episode features Cristina Vane, a singer-songwriter who has embraced the roots of fingerstyle/blues/slide guitar, as well as clawhammer banjo, and made her own sound combining those and many other influences. Her recent album "Nowhere Sounds Lovely" is available in the usual...

Jul 7, 2021

Host Keith Billik interviews Mike Bub, the legendary bassist formerly of the Del McCoury Band. Many fans don't know that Mike was a serious banjo player growing up!

Mike is also one of the best storytellers, and he doesn't hold back in this episode! 


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Jun 22, 2021


This episode features Silvio Ferretti, the longtime banjo player for Italian bluegrass band Red Wine. Silvio is also one of the world's top makers of banjo bridges with his Scorpion line of products. Silvio discusses how he came to find the banjo and bluegrass while growin up in Italy, and...

Jun 7, 2021

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Today, Keith interviews a banjo player that may be less known to American audiences, but that you are guaranteed to enjoy. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Takumi Kodera is best known for placing 2nd in the 2018 Winfield Banjo contest, his solo album "Sunset Glow," and recordings with his contemporary...

May 23, 2021


This episode features the one and only Dr. Banjo, Pete Wernick! Pete is best known as the banjo player for Hot Rize, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, and for authoring vast amounts of instructional resources for banjo players and bluegrassers.


Sponsored by Peghead Nation, GHS...