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Latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup: Catherine "BB" Bowness

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Please give a warm welcome to Catherine "BB" Bowness, the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Hailing from New Zealand, BB headed to America in 2012 and co-founded her current group, Mile Twelve. Immersing herself in the traditions of bluegrass and having studied jazz performance at university, BB's banjo playing is an exciting synthesis of new and old ideas. BB won the 2015 Freshgrass Banjo contest and was a winner of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize in 2020. I'm also very happy to introduce you to Grace Van't Hof. Grace, from Detroit, is also a talented banjo player in...

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Latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup: Greg Cahill

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Please give a hearty welcome to Greg Cahill, the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Greg co-founded The Special Consensus in 1975 and the band has continued to record and tour nationally and internationally ever since. Special C has released 20 recordings that have garnered six IBMA awards and two Grammy nominations and Greg has also received the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award and has been inducted into the SPBGMA Hall of Greats. Also welcome our artist Anna Magruder, from Portland OR. This portrait, lovingly completed by Anna, will be included in our series of Banjo All-Star trading cards now...

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Community Update Feb 25 2022

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Community Update Feb 25, 2022: Shipping very soon! Pre-orders pricing good until March 1. $14 Per Pack. After March 1, they will be $20. Get yours now if you haven't! New Earl Scruggs 5x7s have been created and I sent out a whole bunch of them this morning. Thanks! Earl Scruggs 5x7 can be ordered herehttps://shop.bluegrasstradingco.com/products/earl-scruggs-limited-5x7-updated-design Banjo All-Star Premium Trading Cards https://shop.bluegrasstradingco.com/products/bluegrass-trading-co-banjo-all-star-series-one-pack

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Latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup: Sammy Shelor

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Please give a hearty welcome to Sammy Shelor the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. Highly influential, Sammy is a 5-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, 2011 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo & Bluegrass, and leader of Lonesome River Band. He got his start learning banjo from his grandfather who was taught by Charlie Poole. He also has his own signature Sammy Shelor banjo fingerpicks, and a signature model banjo produced by Huber Banjos.Also welcome our artist Arthur Hatton Art and Music, from Oliver Springs TN. This portrait, completed by Arthur, will be included...

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Featured on the Ditching Hourly Podcast with Jonathan Stark

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Jonathan Stark of the Ditching Hourly podcast, invited me to a "coaching call" where we discuss the Banjo All-Star trading cards and brainstormed some ideas on how to grow and sustain the business.

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