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Banjo Celebration Day in the UK Filled with Workshops and Performances!

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 15, 2015 5:32:29 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in 40th Anniversary, Deering Banjos, Eagle Music Shop, JigJam, Kruger Brothers, News, UK

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The Deering Banjo Company is heading over the pond in a few weeks to join Eagle Music Shop in bringing the celebration of 40 years of crafting Deering banjos to the UK! Together with the world renowned Kruger Brothers, and fantastic supporting musicians such as JigJam from Ireland, this will be an epic banjo celebration day of workshops and on-stage performances!

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New Music Monday! Featuring Gayle Skidmore

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2014 2:56:14 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Artist Features, banjo, Deering Banjos, Gayle Skidmore, Goodtime banjo, Monday, Music, News, San Diego, The Joelsons, Vega

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New Music Monday! Featuring Gayle Skidmore, a respected San Diego musician performing her recently written song “Movin' On” with a style all her own on a Vega #2 banjo. This is the first “Deering Factory Sessions” video, directed by our friends The Joelsons.

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Deering Banjos are Available

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2013 8:07:12 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Banjo Shopping Advice, Dealers, Deering Banjos, find my banjo, Goodtime, How To Buy A Banjo, Inside Deering, News, Shopping Advice

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There is an unprecedented demand for Deering banjos right now that has raised several issues.

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Did You Know Banjos Kill Zombies?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 20, 2013 1:11:23 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in 5-String Banjo, Deering Banjos, Goodtime, Inside Deering, New Banjo, New Model, News, Zombie, Zombie Killer, Zombieland

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Inspired by the movie “Zombieland” featuring Woody Harrelson whose character at one point uses a banjo to fight off Zombies, Greg Deering created the latest 5-string Goodtime banjo - the Zombie Killer Goodtime banjo.  Launched at the 2013 Anaheim NAMM (National Association of Music Merchandisers) Trade Show, the Zombie Killer banjo was a hit with general attendees and dealers alike. With a “blood splatter” resonator finish and a “saw blade-edged” brilliant red flange made with a cut-out zombie-themed pattern to match the fingerboard inlays, the Zombie Killer captures the attention of the audience without even strumming a note.

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What To Look For In A Plectrum Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 25, 2013 1:32:08 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in 4-String Banjo, Banjo Shopping Advice, Bob Shane, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Deering Banjos, Dom Flemmons, Email Articles, four string banjo, How To Buy A Banjo, Kingston Trio, plectrum, Plectrum Banjo, Sierra Plectrum, Your Deering

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The plectrum banjo is popular with jazz players for several unique qualities.

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New Shoes, New Banjos?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2013 1:22:12 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in Banjo Fit, Banjo Shopping Advice, Deering Banjos, Email Articles, How To Buy A Banjo, Your Deering

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What do these two things have in common? More than you might think! Why do we even buy new shoes? I have a friend who has a terrible time finding shoes that fit properly. When he finds them, he buys multiple pairs so he has a spare when they get worn out. While I am not suggesting you buy multiple banjos all at once (though I would NEVER try to stop you), finding a banjo that “fits” properly can be an issue.

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A Time For Inspiration

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 19, 2012 6:38:48 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in 5-String Banjo, banjo lesson, Playing Tips, banjo tips, Deering Banjos, Email Articles, Goodtime, Greg Deering, Jens Kruger, video

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Take A Cruise With Deering

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 21, 2012 4:32:17 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Cruise, Deering Banjos, Festival, Graham Sharp, Inside Deering, Jens Kruger, News, Noam Pikelny

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Deering Banjos and Sixthman, industry pioneer of the music festival at sea concept, announces a strategic partnership that combines best in class banjo content and knowledge with Sixthman's newest sea-based music festival,Mountain Song at Sea, to give consumers of both brands an opportunity to experience the best of bluegrass. The partnership will help fans discover The Mountain Song at Sea music festival and give attendees access to Deering Banjo's renowned instruments while sailing to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

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Welcome to the machines!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2012 1:39:44 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in banjo, cnc machine, Deering Banjos, Inside Deering

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After the clear out of thr factory floor late yesterday afternoon, the new machines arrived right on time today and the guys have wasted no time in getting them in place. It will not be long until these are fully online!

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The Allure of the Tenbrooks

[fa icon="calendar'] May 24, 2012 1:32:14 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in 5-String Banjo, Deering Banjos, Email Articles, Greg Deering, Inside Deering, Jens Kruger, Legacy, Saratoga Star, Tenbrooks

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What is it about a “classic” that draws folks throughout the ages? The timeless draw of a classic of anything is that it combines in its makeup a cross-generational desire for excellence. It is as if the designer was inspired by something greater than himself to create an item that could bring out the best in others.

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