New Music Monday! Bringing you Scythian who never fail to get their audience dancing! From their upcoming album "Jump at The Sun" this song is titled Caeli which means "a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing folk music and dancing". Featuring Ben-David Warner on his Eagle II Acoustic-Electric banjo, we hope this gets your toes tapping!
Deering Banjos will be attending the Newport Folk Festival this weekend. Come by the Deering tent and get a free banjo lesson with Deering's own David Bandrowski. Meet with David and Jamie Deering to get all of your banjo questions answered, play some banjos, and buy one take home with you!
The first 25 fret long neck banjo started out as a standard 22 fret neck banjo. Folk legend, Pete Seeger, explained in his banjo instruction book that he had the neck of his banjo cut, and a section of the neck was added that had three more frets in it, and the long neck banjo was born. The Vega Company decided to make the long neck a standard model when customers were asking for a banjo like Pete’s.
There are a select number of bands that we can say captured the essence of the Folk Revival Era in America. One of those is The Brothers Four who celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band this year! Listening today to their incomparable harmonies and musical expertise on banjo, guitar, upright bass, and mandolin, we can well understand why they are still an American favorite.