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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Dec 24, 2018


Host Keith Billik chats with Kyle Tuttle, one of the hottest young banjo players on the scene. Kyle tours primarily with the Jeff Austin Band, but is also a sideman for numerous other groups.


Kyle is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and has won multiple banjo...

Dec 7, 2018


Host Keith Billik teaches you the basics of using passing chords to transition between the typical G/C/D chords that get played in most bluegrass songs.


This lesson is for high beginner/lower intermediate skill level players.

Download the accompanying TAB...

Nov 19, 2018


Host Keith Billik interviews banjo great Mike Munford, banjoist with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and the 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year.


Mike is one of the most admired and respected players on the scene, and is also an expert setup technician and pre-war Gibson banjo...

Nov 5, 2018

In this episode, host Keith Billik talks to former National Banjo Champion Ira Gitlin. Ira is a fixture in the bluegrass and banjo community, and is well known for his abilities on banjo, guitar, and bass, and is a prolific teacher as well.


This episode contains an excerpt of the song...

Oct 21, 2018


Host Keith Billik talks to banjo designer and builder Tom Nechville, the man behind Nechville banjos. Nechville banjos are known for their futuristic designs, sleek simplicity, and new approaches to a traditional instrument.

This podcast contains an excerpt from "Gum Tree Canoe"...