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The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast

Apr 18, 2023


This episode features Ben Krakauer, a creative and distinctive banjo player, composer, ethnomusicologist, and educator. Ben is best known for playing with Old School Freight Train (a band that became David Grisman's backup band for a tour!), his two all-original instrumental solo albums,...

Feb 8, 2021


Keith Billik interviews Ron Landis, a banjo/dobro player who made a name for himself as a silver artist in the collectible coin world. He has recently turned his attention to using his skills to design his new line of fingerpicks that have garnered the attention of several of today's top...

Apr 10, 2018

Host Keith Billik talks with Michael Arlen Bont of Greensky Bluegrass about his playing style, instruments, the history of the band, and more. Part 1 of 2.

Things you will learn from this episode:

- How Mike's dead cat is communicating with him from the afterlife,

- the secret to winning the band competition at the...

Mar 5, 2018

The first full episode of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast! Hosted by Keith Billik. Recorded 2/1/18.

In this episode, Keith talks to Davey Jones, the banjo player for the popular indie-folk band Frontier Ruckus. They discuss Davey's approach to his role in this not-very-bluegrassy band, his onstage banjo setup, his...