The Hub - "From Hillbillies to Hipsters: The Brave New World of the Banjo
"Grammy-winning bluegrass songwriter Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers has collaborated and toured with one of the banjo’s greatest celebrity aficionados: Steve Martin. Sharp offers advice for beginners, and his personal expert pick.
"Find a banjo that feels solid, something that feels good in your hands. You can pretty much play any style on a normal banjo, and once you get going you can worry about being specialized (bluegrass or clawhammer or plectrum). My favorite banjo is an old Gibson mahogany banjo, called the 'Sister of the African Queen'. It's a banjo that makes you pay attention to the tiniest detail because it reacts so clearly."
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