Category Archive: Banjo

Sep 02

Sometimes you need a smile

It’s been a while since I posted anything. I think social media is largely killing the blogs of people like me who generally don’t have much to say 🙂 But I found this picture and it made me smile, so I’m gonna put it here in the hope that it makes you smile too. Peace …

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Jun 07

Michael, Row the Boat Ashore

We’ve all stopped talking about Pete Seeger, now that the loss isn’t quite so keenly felt. But you’re not forgotten, Pete. You’ll never be forgotten.    

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Mar 24

Two new banjos: Part 1 – The Shackleton

Okay, so I got a bit carried away – I have received both a Shackleton banjo and a Barry Sholder fretless gourd banjo in the last week and they’re both, frankly, stunning and very different in character. I’m going to split my musings over two posts because each instrument is exceptional in its own way …

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Mar 17

Shackleton Incoming

Here’s a thing of beauty. March 2014 will go down in history as the month when British-made Banjos reappeared after a sixty year hiatus.

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Feb 25

The Unquiet Grave

Leaving Appalachia for a bit, let’s visit medieval England…

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Feb 17

Little Boxes of Amazing Grace

Something gentle for a monday morning.

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Oct 25

Wildwood Flower (for lols)

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Oct 23

Vital Mental Medicine

Vital Mental Medicine

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Sep 25

Mountain Dew

Sometimes the only thing you need is some good ol’ mountain dew 🙂

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Aug 30

The Shackleton Banjo

This is great news – a factory produced British banjo, for the first time in decades. And from the designers of the legendary Ash Leaf, no less! If you’re looking for a top-notch beginner-intermediate banjo, you could do a lot worse than backing this kickstarter.

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