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Jamie Latty

Jamie Latty
Jamie moved to San Diego from his native England in 2011 and has been part of the Deering team ever since. He has over 13 years experience in the musical instruments industry and has played music for as long as he can remember. His favorite Deering model is the 40th Ann. model. Jamie is married with three children and enjoys time with family, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and of course, playing music.

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Deering Meet The Maker Workshops in Europe and the UK! 

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2018 6:35:46 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Event

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Greg and Janet Deering are hosting a series of banjo workshops at various Deering dealers across Europe and the UK. Will they be visiting a store near you?

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Merry Christmas From Greg & Janet Deering

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2017 10:36:53 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Christmas

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Greg and Janet Deering wanted to take a moment to send a special message to all of our incredible customers and to the banjo world at large!

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Quel Bordel performs Christmas Song "Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit". [VIDEO]

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 19, 2017 4:39:19 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in quel bordel

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Quel Bordel invaded the Deering lobby last week for a special rendition of "Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit".  Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit is a Filipino Christmas song which, as Aaron explains at the start of the video means "Christmas is Here". 

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Why Fret Wear Could Be Hindering Your Progress

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2017 3:36:54 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Frets, service center

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I don't know about you, but one of the greatest joys I get from playing and owning a banjo is taking it out of the case and simply admiring it for a few moments before I play. In particular, I like to look at the intricacies of the inlays in the fingerboard. But then I notice something horrendous on the frets! 

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Deering Launches Banjo Service Center

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 25, 2017 8:51:56 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Banjo Set Up

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Deering has kicked off its new Service Center with three easy to order service packages. The banjo is to making music what a knife is to a chef. It is the tool that we use to help bring the thoughts and ideas within the realms of our imagination to life. It would seem appropriate, therefore, that from time to time our tools need some tender loving care to keep them performing perfectly. 

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An Interview With John Hartford

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 1:16:44 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in John Hartford

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 John Hartford has been the topic of much conversation around the Deering offices of late, as we prepare to introduce a very special model later this year. During the process, we spent some time digging through old files, papers, images and slides and stumbled across this interview with John from 1989, about his Deering Hartford Model. It was written on a typewriter, complete with typos, edits, red ink and a sense of history that was too fun not to share with everybody. Enjoy!


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Is the Banjitar a Real Banjo?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 5:31:18 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in 6-String Banjo, Banjo Shopping Advice

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"Is the banjitar a real banjo?” has been a much loved subject of music forums and comment sections the world over. Did I say banjitar? I meant Guitjo. Excuse me...I obviously meant Ganjo... Clearly, even knowing what to call the instrument is a quandary for folks!

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The Banjo Is Rockin' With Keith Urban

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2016 12:10:49 AM / by Jamie Latty posted in 6-String Banjo, Artist Features, Keith Urban, News

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The Banjo Is Rockin'...

...with Keith Urban! The country star and all round tone connoisseur, rocks a banjo in his new video for Wasted Time! And not just any banjo, but a Deering Boston 6 String Banjo. A model which has fast become the industry standard for 6 string banjo having appeared in the hands of Taylor Swift, Eric Church, Kasey Musgraves and Jason Mraz, to name a few.

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Elle King Interview - "It doesn't have to be Bluegrass"

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2016 12:37:53 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Artist Features, News, Rock, Women In Banjo, woodroom sessions

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If you have been on the Hooks & Nuts page in the last week, you will know by now that Elle King plays banjo! Well, now we can also present an equally entertaining Elle King interview.

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Elle King Plays Banjo for Woodroom Session

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2016 11:50:59 AM / by Jamie Latty posted in Artists, elle king, News, Rock, woodroom sessions, Wood Room Sessions

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Did you know that Elle King plays banjo? The incredibly talented Elle King performed in the Deering Woodroom recently, armed only with a Sierra banjo. The Ohio born songstress is emerging as a rising star and has seen great success in the last year, receiving a Grammy nod for her platinum selling track, "Ex's & Oh's", as well as several prominent performances including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Bonaroo and SXSW. 

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