The American Banjo Museum was recently awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to establish a Banjo Learning Lounge at the museum. “We’re honored to receive this generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund,” said Johnny Baier, executive director, American Banjo Museum. “The Kirkpatrick Family Fund’s legacy
October is American Archives Month and museums across the nation are using this occasion to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. As part of American Archives Month, the American Banjo Museum is giving you a peek into our archives with a short series of blog posts highlighting
Amid the screeching roller coasters, splashing animals shows and spinning carousels, you'll find Pat Terry, Jr. Carrying on the tradition of his father, Pat Terry, Jr. began his professional banjo career in the mid 1960s partnering with his dad as "Pat Terry and Son". Terry has spent his career adding
This story is included in the second season of WILD TRAVELS. For more about the TV series, visit the WILD TRAVELS website At the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, OK, you'll find the world's largest collection of banjos. More than 400 banjos make up the museum's collection, many of
George Formby has been called a lot of things; movie star, ukulele banjo player, the biggest comedian in British history, England’s first pop star, he’s even considered by some to be a forebearer of punk rock. But all can agree, this toothy-grinned songster from Blackpool, England was larger than life.
The American Banjo Museum is gearing up for a fresh new celebration that we hope to see become an annual event, Americana Fest. Americana Fest is a musical event for the whole family. Scheduled to appear are local favorites Willow Way and Bread & Butter Band along with Memphis’ own