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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Feb 23, 2021


Trevor Smith is an exciting banjo player with the Grammy-nominated Austin, Texas-based bluegrass band Wood & Wire. Host Keith Billik chats with Trevor about his influences, playing style, gear, and more!


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Jan 24, 2021


Guest host Aaron Jonah Lewis interviews Steve Arkin, a well known banjo player and educator. Although Steve came to prominence during his stint with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, he has recently become a serious old time player, and performs with the Troublesome Creek String Band and...

Jan 6, 2021


January 6, 2021 would have been Earl Scruggs's 97th birthday. To pay tribute, many today's top players have recorded their personal memories, stories, and wisdom that they've gotten from Earl over the years. Enjoy!

Featuring (in order): Eric Gibson, Ron Block, Lloyd Douglas, Terry Baucom,...

Dec 23, 2020


A Freshly Picked episode with longtime friend of the podcast Greg Cahill! He joins host Keith Billik to discuss the recent Special Consensus album "Chicago Barn Dance," which just won IBMA's Song of the Year award for its title track.


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Dec 9, 2020


The 2nd half of the interview with Pat Cloud features tons of great insight and live demonstrations of Pat's musical approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo. Special guest Doub Pearce joins for a few questions and to play some bass. Great times were had!


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