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Dan Walsh visits the Deering Banjo Company

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 9, 2015 6:28:16 PM / by Jamie Latty

Jamie Latty

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.

Dan is a well-known clawhammer player with a unique style and versatile repertoire who Uncut Magazine once described as "the real deal, a demon picker!" He has been working with Deering's own Carolina Bridges for over 5 years who worked with him in the creation of his walnut Sierra banjo played in these videos;  he says it has just the right amount of brightness for his personal style.

What makes Dan’s innovative banjo style so unique is his lack of preconceptions about what the banjo is, what it should be and how it should be played. His approach will inspire many of you and you will enjoy hearing his journey with banjo in his own words.

Interview with Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh performs "Whiplash Reel"

You can find Dan online at

Dan is also a member of the Urban Folk Quartet;


Topics: Artist Features, clawhammer, Dan Walsh, Indian Music, News

Jamie Latty

Written by 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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