The 2012 IBMA Award Nominations have been announced and Deering Artists are again represented very well. The Deering Artists that have been nominated include The Gibson Brothers (Eric Gibson), Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers, Punch Brothers (Noam Pikelny), Steep Canyon Rangers (Graham Sharp), and Noam Pikelny.
Ned recently took the time to make a couple videos that demonstrates the incredbile tone of the new Goodtime Rare Bird Alert banjo. Watch him play his arrangement of the All In the Family theme as well as a medley of some bluegrass banjo standards.
What stops someone from playing banjo? Is it the belief that banjo “is too hard” to play? Is it because “I can’t find a teacher”? Is it because “they don’t like the sound of banjo music”? Let’s take a good look at the non-player and see what it might take to inspire them to begin to play the banjo.