J.D. Crowe | Architect of the New South

A second generation Kentucky Bluegrass pioneer, J.D. Crowe cut his first record in 1956 with the Sunny Mountain Boys. Crowe’s career is defined as much by the bands he has helmed as the sound he created. Crowe absorbed and interpolated the musical and cultural nuances of his predecessors such as

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George Formby – Comedian | Movie Star | Rebel

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.

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ABM Rings in Summer with Americana Fest

The smell of hotdogs, the sound of children laughing and the energy of live music filled the air during the inaugural Americana Fest event at the American Banjo Museum. More than 200 people packed the American Banjo Museum during the June 18th event to hear bands on multiple stages. Local

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Historical Presentation and Performance

The American Banjo Museum gives museum goers an immersion into the history of America’s instrument, but, within each display case, each instrument has a deeper history. Now, American Banjo Museum Executive Director, Johnny Baier, is bringing these instruments, their makers and their sound to life with a special historical presentation

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American Banjo Museum earns 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

The American Banjo Museum is proud to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include attractions, eateries, and accommodations located all

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American Banjo Museum gears up for family fun with Americana Fest, June 18th

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

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2016 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Honorees Announced

The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the 2016 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor jazz age four-string banjo pioneers as well as the contemporary artists, educators, manufacturers and promoters

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Special Exhibit: The Banjo World of Steve Martin

American Banjo Museum’s newest exhibit, The Banjo World of Steve Martin, provides a look at the musical side of one of America’s favorite entertainers. The exhibit, which features banjos from Martin’s private collection, opens February 15th at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown district. Best known for

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