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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

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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Mar 31, 2020

In part one of the Picky Fingers Jam Survival Guide, Keith Billik discusses topics such as:

- The different types of jam sessions

- The etiquette of participating in a jam

- Advice on how to properly prepare yourself, and what to expect when you start going to jams

- Perspectives and advice...

Mar 14, 2020

In this episode, host Keith Billik chats with Pau Barjau of Che Apalache. Pau has a very interesting job, interpreting rhythms and sounds that are not typically heard on the banjo! Hear about his unlikely path going from a teenage bass player in Mexico City, to an aspiring banjo player in...

Feb 26, 2020


Hosted by Keith Billik. Clarke Wyatt is a tremendous musician, primarily known as the banjo/guitar player for both the duo Betse & Clark, and also for the Short Round String Band. He has a great outlook and philosophy on what it means to be a traditional musican who also forges his own...