American Banjo Museum launches the Banjo Players Directory

The American Banjo Museum has just launched a new research project called the Banjo Players Directory. Both an interactive museum exhibit as well as an online research tool, the Banjo Players Directory – funded by a gift from Paul and Theresa Poirier in memory of Emile “Pete” DeBlois - is

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Pat Terry, Jr. | Faith, Trust & a Little Pixie Dust

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

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WILD TRAVELS visits the American Banjo Museum

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

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Deering Banjos | Bringing Music to the Masses

Greg Deering learned woodworking from his father and, at the age of 12, purchased his first banjo and learned to play the music of the Kingston Trio. Deering went on to make his first banjo as an industrial arts major at San Diego State College and, in 1970, joined other

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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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