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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.

Recent Posts

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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Introducing the new Artisan Goodtime Banjos!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2016 5:00:06 AM / by Jamie Latty posted in artisan, Banjo Shopping Advice, Email Articles, News

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The Deering Banjo Company has launched the new Artisan Goodtime banjos – a beautiful collection of banjos offering a stunning aesthetic normally reserved for banjos at a much higher price point. And naturally, we are extremely excited!

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Cody Lovaas makes Solana 6 sing!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 16, 2016 4:39:15 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Artist Features, News, solana, Wood Room Sessions

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San Diego native Cody Lovaas and his Goodtime Solana 6 visited the Deering factory a couple of weeks ago to film a spot for the Deering Woodroom Sessions.

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New Goodtime Banjos At NAMM 2016

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2016 2:37:28 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in News

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The NAMM Show already seems like a distant memory, but it was only two weeks ago that Deering attended the annual trade show for the musical instruments industry with a new exhibit created to highlight the latest innovations in the Deering line of banjos, including some exciting new features that customers have been asking for. Check out this video for a sneak peak of what Deering has in store in 2016. We can’t wait for you all to see them!

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Dan Walsh visits the Deering Banjo Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2015 6:28:16 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in Artist Features, clawhammer, Dan Walsh, Indian Music, News

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Deering is no stranger to artists paying visits to the factory whenever they are in town and we recently had a visit from British born banjo wizard Dan Walsh who was here performing in Encinitas for the San Diego Folk Heritage folks.

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5 Times Banjo Has Completely Transformed A Song

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2015 11:29:41 AM / by Jamie Latty posted in News

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There is a reason we all love the banjo. It has a unique tonal quality unlike any other instrument in the world and is instantly recognizable, regardless of its setting.

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