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Tony Trischka Silver Clipper Banjo Review by Peghead Nation

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 9:55:44 AM / by David Bandrowski posted in Peghead Nation, Tony Trischka, Banjo Reviews

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Peghead Nation's Bill Evans recently took a new Deering Tony Trischka Silver Clipper banjo for a ride. Watch his review of this banjo here!

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Tony Trischka Banjo Lesson: Left Hand Separation of Notes

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 4:41:19 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artist Features, banjo lesson, Playing Tips, Tony Trischka

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Want to improve your banjo playing? Click here for more free sample lessons from Tony Trischka!

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Tony Trischka On His Playing Style

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 15, 2016 11:13:46 AM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artist Features, Playing Tips, Tony Trischka

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Deering Banjo artist Tony Trischka is one of the premier 5-string banjoists to ever take up the instrument. Tony was at the forefront of the push to take the 5-string banjo to new places musically. He has recorded music on the banjo with styles ranging from bluegrass, classical, jazz, world music, and more. He is a multi Grammy nominee, IBMA Award winner, and 2012 United States Artists Friends Fellow.Checkout the New Deering Tony Trischka Signature Models

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8 Great Banjo Camps to Attend This Year

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2015 2:39:10 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Banjo Camp, Playing Tips, banjo workshop, How To Play, Jens Kruger, Tony Trischka

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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.

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Tony Trischka

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2013 4:00:20 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in Artists, Bluegrass, Tony Trischka

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Born in Syracuse, New York, famed banjoist and 2007 IBMA player of the year, Tony Trischka, was inspired to play banjo in 1963 when he heard a Kingston Trio recording of "Charlie and the MTA." He shares this common thread with Greg Deering who also fell in love with banjo when he heard a Kington Trio record played in his home as a young lad of 12.

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Tony Trischka Awarded 2012 USA Fellowship

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2012 12:35:02 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in Artist Features, Awards, deering artist, News, Tony Trischka

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Tony Trischka with his Deering Tenbrooks Saratoga Star
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Free Extra Month of Banjo Lessons with Tony Trischka

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2012 1:23:46 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in 5-String Banjo, Artist Features, banjo lesson, banjo tips, deering artist, News, Tony Trischka

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To celebrate their third anniversary the Tony Trischka School of Banjo is offering Deering supporters a free extra month of banjo lessons.  Tony's revolutionary online banjo school has hundreds of video lessons ranging from beginner to advanced and is part of the ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass.  To get your free month extra month head over to and use the promo code 'Deering1776'.

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New York Banjo Summit to Feature Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, and more!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2012 3:32:37 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in 5-String Banjo, banjo lesson, banjo tips, Bela Fleck, deering artist, News, Noam Pikelny, Tony Trischka, workshop

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New York Banjo Summit to Feature Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Eric Weisberg, Richie Stearns, Pete Wernick, Noam Pikelny, and Mac Benford

Many of the world’s most influential five-string banjo players – all with ties to New York State - will unite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited ten-concert tour of the East Coast from October 25 through November 4, 2012.

Generally considered the most accomplished master of the instrument, Béla Fleck will be joined by fellow pickers Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Noam Pikelny, Richie Stearns, Pete Wernick and Mac Benford in concerts that will find the banjo being performed in both conventional and unexpected ways. In performances ranging from solos and duets to full-tilt banjo blowouts with all the players and an acoustic band, the stage setting will range from the traditional backdrop of bluegrass and old-time country music to the more unconventional banjo genres including jazz, classical and rock music.

Béla Fleck – a native of Manhattan - began making waves with a series of progressive banjo-centric recordings in the 1970s and as a member of the Newgrass Revival in the 1980s. As leader of the genre- busting Béla Fleck and the Flecktones since 1989, he has used the banjo to define the band’s one of a kind fusion of jazz, rock, bluegrass and world music. His collaborations with a wide diversity of artists such as jazz piano icon Chick Corea, Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, classical bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer, and African artists Toumani Diabate and Oumou Sangare, have brought the banjo even further into unchartered territories. Béla Fleck has been nominated for Grammy awards in more categories than any artist in history, and has won 15 to date, with 30 nominations.

Tony Trischka - originally from Syracuse - took the bluegrass banjo to a whole new level in the 1970s with a series of recordings that explored rock and avant-garde jazz. He served as young Béla Fleck’s banjo teacher, and continues to explore the traditions and possibilities of the banjo through his “World Turning” concerts, his band Territory and as a record producer for artists such as Steve Martin.

Bill Keith, from Woodstock, is widely considered a trail blazer of the melodic style of banjo picking he brought forward as a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. He went on to join the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and then helped pioneer the early newgrass movement with his work in bands with artists such as David Grisman, Peter Rowan and Richard Greene. He invented the “Keith tuners” that are used by banjo players around the world and which he distributes through his business Beacon Banjos.

Eric Weissberg – also a Woodstock resident - helped to bring the sound of the bluegrass banjo to mainstream America with his performance of “Dueling Banjos” on the soundtrack of the major motion picture “Deliverance”. This signature tune has gone on to become the world’s most familiar bluegrass instrumental.

Richie Stearns of Ithaca, brought the old-time clawhammer banjo style to a whole new audience with the jam bands Donna The Buffalo and The Horseflies, and has accompanied artists such as Natalie Merchant, Jim Lauderdale and Vassar Clements.

Pete Wernick – AKA “Dr. Banjo” – originally from New York City - is renowned as a hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize and Country Cooking. A respected author and teacher of the instrument, Pete is a long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Noam Pikelny, currently residing in Brooklyn, played in Leftover Salmon and the John Cowan Band before joining the Punch Brothers in 2006. The recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass in 2010, he has also recorded two albums as leader of the Noam Pikelny Band.

Mac Benford of Ithaca spearheaded the old-time music revival through his work with the Highwoods and Backwoods String Bands in the 1970s – he currently fronts Mac Benford’s Woodshed All Stars.

The banjoists will be accompanied on stage by a stellar acoustic band that features guitarist Russ Barenberg (of the Barenberg, Douglas & Meyer band), mandolinist Jesse Cobb (of the Infamous Stringdusters), violinist Alex Hargreaves (of the Sarah Jarosz band) and bassist Corey DiMario (of Crooked Still).

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