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The Goodtime Banjo - 20 Years and Counting

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2018 7:33:00 AM / by Carolina Bridges posted in News

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Remember those old Hollywood musicals? You know, the ones about “a boy and a girl and a cast of thousands of musicians playing great music”? Believe it or not, that's the story of the Goodtime banjo! It’s Greg and Janet Deering and all of YOU as the cast of thousands who have made up the story of 20 years of Goodtime banjos. But to better understand the story, let’s go back, way back to the beginning…(cue the cameras, start the fog machine, and travel back with me to the start of the adventure).

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Mumford & Sons Signed Custom California Goodtime Banjo!

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2016 3:44:22 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Artist Features, california, Charity, Mumford and Sons, NAMM, namm foundation, News

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California here they come! Not only is California the home state for Deering Banjos, but in honor of Mumford and Sons concerts in the Golden State we have created the one of a kind California Goodtime Charity Banjo!

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IBMA World of Bluegrass Week Kicking Off in Raleigh!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2016 11:29:58 AM / by Jamie Deering posted in bluegrass, IBMA, News, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Raleigh, World of Bluegrass

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The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA)  World of Bluegrass week kicks off today in Raleigh, North Carolina where you can celebrate, participate and enjoy anything and everything bluegrass!

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Playing Ukulele Is Easy For Everyone

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2016 2:54:12 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in News

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“The banjo ukulele is easily learned and easily played.  To play it gives you a standing invitation to join any social circle.  Its companionship is irresistible.”
Comfort Magazine
December 1928

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The Great Britain Mumford & Sons Charity Banjo!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 7, 2016 6:59:29 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Ark, Artist Features, Britain, Charity, Email Articles, Great Britain, Mumford & Sons, News, Union Jack

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Auction is live now! Click here to check it out!

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Banjo Legend Ralph Stanley Passes

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 1, 2016 10:38:21 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Artist Features, News

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The world of music lost one of the great banjo legends last week with the passing of Dr. Ralph Stanley.

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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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Giving Back in Europe with Mumford & Sons

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2016 3:48:07 PM / by Jamie Deering posted in Artists, Charity, custom, Europe, Mumford & Sons, News

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Continuing with the spirit of giving to the communities welcoming them, Mumford & Sons and Deering Banjos bring you the European Charity Banjos! A Custom one-of-a-kind banjo was made for each country the band is visiting on their May tour. Countries including: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Holland, and Belgium.

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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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