We can feel the excitement in the air as the final preparations for our 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship are completed...and boy do we have some monumental surprises in store for you!
The Deering Banjos 40th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit Concert aboard the Star of India Ship is right around the corner. We are proud to be an American and local San Diego company, and honored to share this milestone with you while giving back to the community at the same time!
One of the best ways to dramatically improve your banjo playing is to attend a banjo camp or workshop. At these events you'll have one on one action with some of the best banjo players in the world. They will be happy to help you no matter what skill level you are at. There are also jams that take place late into the night and concerts. You'll be sure to come home inspired.
At age six, when Jens (Yens) heard the banjo on one of his dad's American records, he yearned to play it. But having no access to one, Jens played their mother's accordion, accompanying Uwe, who played their father's guitar. When Jens turned ten he acquired a tenor banjo and started to play Dixieland jazz, hoping that one-day 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown' would somehow flow from the instrument. A year later, Jens and Uwe made their first public appearance, and two years later Uwe bought Jens his first five-string banjo.
Come aboard with the Deering Banjo Company on the biggest ever Bluegrass festival cruise to the Bahamas from Feb 1-4, 2013! Featuring artists such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and many more.
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.
Deering artist and all round banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger joins us in the Deering factory to talk about what turned him onto the banjo, the importance of music education in schools and his upcoming performance at one of the worlds most prestigious venues.