Sowell Family Donates Banjo Ukulele to ABM

During the International Bluegrass Music Association conference held recently in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Sowell Family Pickers stopped by the American Banjo Museum booth to present a very special gift. Strongly rooted in faith coupled with musical excellence, the banjo community has watched with pride as the Sowell children have

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I’m a pickin’

Written by: Pamm Tucker, Entertainment Editor, Americana Media Group | Photos by: Budd Walker, Americana Media Group What a great way to spend an hour and accomplish something! Recently, I spent an hour with Lucas Ross at the American Banjo Museum where he teaches “Pick a Tune with Lucas”. Ross,

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Dom Flemons

Written by: Pamm Tucker, Americana Media Group Photo by: Budd Walker, Americana Media Group Recently, the American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma Arts Council, and Oklahoma History Center partnered to bring “Back to our Roots: An exploration of Roots Music”. This evening was a discussion of the intersections of jazz, blues, roots

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Lucas Ross, “Banjo Farm” Album Release

by Pamm Tucker, Americana Group Media, Entertainment Editor The American Banjo Museum hosted an album release party featuring local television personality and banjo enthusiast, Lucas Ross. Lucas is most known for his humor on his morning television program, however; there is a whole other side to him. Ross is a

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James Bollman to Receive the Jack Canine Award During BANJO FEST 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 24, 2017) ─ The American Banjo Museum is pleased to announce internationally known Boston, MA, banjo collector, James Bollman, as the recipient of this year’s Jack Canine Award. Named for the museum’s founder and major benefactor, the award is presented annually to a group or individual who

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KRUGER BROTHERS return to Oklahoma to headline BANJO FEST concert

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 1, 2017) ─ The American Banjo Museum is proud to announce the return of the internationally renowned Kruger Brothers to Oklahoma as the headliners of this year’s BANJO FEST concert to be held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Performing Arts Center at Rose State College in Midwest City

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American Banjo Museum Announces BANJO FEST 2017 and Hall of Fame Inductees

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 27, 2017) ─ During the weekend of Sept. 7th – 9th, the focus of the banjo world will be on Oklahoma City as the American Banjo Museum honors the 2017 inductees into the American Banjo Hall of Fame with three days of concerts, informal performances, parties, jams

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American Banjo Museum Host Second Annual Americana Fest Family Music Event June 24th

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 6, 2017) ─ It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the American Banjo Museum’s second annual family music celebration, Americana Fest! Scheduled for Saturday, June 24th from 11AM to 5PM in the heart of the Bricktown entertainment district, Americana Fest features great music, kid’s activities and

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New Instruments on Display at American Banjo Museum

The American Banjo Museum is spotlighting two unique instruments among its impressive collection of banjos. These two very special banjos are on loan to the museum and represent masterwork designs from Nechville Banjos of Bloomington, Minnesota and Bishline Banjos located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The “Merry” banjo from Nechville captures the

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New Roy Clark Exhibit Officially Opened by the Legend Himself

Fans and supporters from across the country gathered at the American Banjo Museum on April 6th to meet the man himself, Roy Clark, during the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, “America’s Super Picker: Roy Clark.” Clark graciously took photos with everyone in attendance, shaking hands and answering questions with

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