Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

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Been gone awhile...

 Hello all, I happened to see the Gathering Event in my email and got me fired up to get involved again. I'll dust off my tackhead, find my…

Started by Tom Fuller

0 Feb 11

Paintings/illustrations of pre-Sweeny banjos

Seems like I've seen paintings or illustrations of pre-Sweeny banjos, especially similar to the 4-stringer Mark Weems often plays.  Doing a…

Started by Al Smitley

0 Feb 6

Banjo Gathering

Well, it has taken some doing, but I am thrilled to announce a banjo gathering this year!  Here is a link to the event!https://www.renfrewm

Started by John Masciale

3 Feb 5
Reply by Elaine Masciale

Help with site

Ooops!  I didn't intend all the members to be sidelined by my discussion with Mark Weems about pre-Sweeney banjos.  I thought I was sending…

Started by Al Smitley

7 Feb 3
Reply by Timothy Twiss

On Picayune Butler, T. A. Brown, George Nichols, T. D, Rice and “Jim Crow”

About 7 years ago, prodded by a contract from Oxford University Press and Harvard's  African American biography database,  I set out to wri…

Started by Tony Thomas

0 Jan 24

History of the banjo presentation

I have been recruited to present a "History of the Banjo" presentation for a local historical society.  What credible sources might be sugg…

Started by Al Smitley

4 Jan 24
Reply by Tony Thomas

Early Banjo Volume 1

My Freshman effort and world wide sensation "Early Banjo Volume 1" is available on CD for $10.00 including shipping. I found a stash of 1 d…

Started by Timothy Twiss

0 Jan 12

Kick off the New Year TotW...

Unless someone has a different tune they prefer, how about kicking off the new year with Don't You Hear De Bulgine?? To me, it appears dec…

Started by Rob Mohr

5 Jan 3
Reply by Michael Cypret

TOTW 12/9/19

Who will anoint a piece for this week ?

Started by Timothy Twiss

1 Dec 10, 2019
Reply by Rob Mohr

TOTW 11/25/19

This has been great. Since there is a lull, I'd like to jump in and suggest the next one. How about "What's Going On?" from the monumental…

Started by Timothy Twiss

4 Nov 26, 2019
Reply by Timothy Twiss



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