Bet you didn’t know that there are 10 very clear signs that you should be playing the banjo! Yes! So let’s start at the bottom, just like they do at those “cool” radio shows.
With a common desire to give back to communities our lives bring us in contact with, starting in 2013 Mumford & Sons and Deering Banjos have brought a unique charity campaign to the cities and towns of Mumford & Sons tour. In the next leg of this campaign we arrive at a continent dear to the banjo's heart, and the land of South Africa! Beginning Jan 29th, 2016 Mumford & Sons will be playing in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.
Picture a band of 60+ young folks aged 6-18 playing tenor banjos, ukuleles,guitars, drums and bass performing a wide variety of music from oldie-goldies, and gospel tunes to smooth flowing waltzes and pops. This is the All Star Banjo Band, home based in Sagemont Church in Houston, TX, and lead by Buddy Griffin. Buddy himself is a nationally known banjo performer and was inducted in the Hall of Fame and Banjo Museum in Guthrie, OK, in both 2002 and 2005 in recognition of his work in education and instruction.