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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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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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Latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup: John Dowling

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Please give a warm welcome to the latest in the Banjo All-Star lineup, John Dowling! John first became known as a prominent Banjo player in the UK when he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk awards in London at the age of 18. But he first became known internationally as a Banjoist when he became the first person from the UK to win the USA National Bluegrass Banjo Championships held in Winfield, Kansas. Also welcome our artist Garrett Briggeman, from Wichita, Kansas. Garrett is also a banjo player and will be on tour with his band, Pretend Friend all...

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Latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup: Ben Clark

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 Please give a hearty welcome to Ben Clark the latest addition to the Banjo All-Star lineup. "Banjo" Ben is a world-renowned performer, writer, and educator. He has toured the world with major artists, including Taylor Swift, and teaches bluegrass to students in over 50 countries through his website & Cabin Camp events.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 available for purchase and shipping in April. If you order now through February, you get an instant 25% off plus free shipping in the US....

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