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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Jun 27, 2020


In the first "Freshly Picked" episode, Keith chats with the fantastic 2-finger banjo player Nick Hornbuckle about his recent album "13 or So" on Ruby's Slipper Records. Nick is best known as a member of John Reischman and the Jaybirds, but also happens to write some great original banjo...

Jun 12, 2020

Enjoy this conversation with Ben Wright, the banjo player for the Henhouse Prowlers. Ben has incredible stories of taking bluegrass all over the globe, on behalf of the U.S. State Department, and forging new connections with people through the common language of music.

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May 27, 2020


This episode features Torrin Daniels of the popular jamgrass band The Kitchen Dwellers! Topics include his early days of learning, how he gets his unique banjo sound, his experience of working with talented banjo-playing producers, and more.

Torrin on the web:

May 9, 2020


This episode features everyone's banjo hero Ron Block, of Alison Krauss & Union Station! Although that is his primary claim to fame, he has a very prolific career with other solo projects and collaborations, including "A Light So Fair: Peaceful Guitar Instrumentals" and "Banjophony" which...

Apr 18, 2020

In part 2, host Keith Billik dives into the finer points of playing in a jam. Survival skills include how to interact with other jammers, how to incorporate licks into your playing, and how to use those licks to play songs you don't know!

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