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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Feb 16, 2024


This episode features Brian Alley, a great player in both the 3-finger and clawhammer styles. He is best known for performing and recording with his band: Portland, Oregon-based band Never Come Down. NCD have been gaining major steam on the bluegrass/jamgrass scene, and have a new record...

Feb 2, 2024


This episode features Ken Perlman, an innovative banjoist who blazed the melodic clawhammer trail. He is also known for his efforts in learning, preserving, and teaching various other fiddle music traditions, particularly that of Prince Edward Island. Ken is also one of the foremost...

Jan 19, 2024


This episode features Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose! Sam is a multi-faceted musician adept at both clawhammer and 3-finger playing, as well as composing, singing, and songwriting. They currently perform with one of the top jamgrass bands on the scene The Lil Smokies. Check it out!



Jan 5, 2024


It's a Freshly Picked episode, featuring the debut EP "Off the Edges" from Michigan-based bluegrass adjacent band Wilson Thicket!

Keith sits down with all four members of Wilson Thicket to discuss this landmark dazzling, groundbreaking work of art, including the banjoist who happens to...

Dec 20, 2023


A "Freshly Picked" episode about the new album from banjo legend Alan Munde! Alan and Keith go through several tracks on the album and discuss Alan's approach to the compositions and arrangements. 

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