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Jun 19.2022

How To Attach A Banjo Cradle Strap

Deering leather cradle straps are wonderfully secure and safe for your banjo. The cradle strap is made up of three pieces of leather and two attachment...

Jun 19.2022

How To Attach A Banjo Cradle Strap

Deering leather cradle straps are wonderfully secure and safe for your banjo. The cradle strap is made up of three pieces of leather and two attachment...

May 19.2022

Should Clawhammer Banjo Be A Technique Or A Genre

When I first taught at Midwest Banjo Camp, I was sent the highly detailed timetable of classes and noted that they weren't split into 'clawhammer' and...

Mar 3.2022

I Shall Not Be Moved - Rhiannon Giddens

We've long been big fans of Rhiannon Giddens' work here at Deering Banjos. Whether it be with her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops or her solo work, she...

Feb 24.2022

Adjusting Your Tone With Your Right Hand

When playing the 5-string banjo for bluegrass, the 3-finger style is the go to technique. A seldom talked about topic for players trying to hone in their...

Feb 15.2022

Tony Furtado On Deering Live

I first came upon Tony Furtado's banjo playing in the early 90's when I was about 20 years old. I was at the record store browsing the bluegrass/folk or...

Feb 7.2022

Step-by-Step Guide to Arranging A Folk For 5-String Banjo

This article is designed to guide you through the entire process of arranging folk tunes on the fingerpicking 5-string banjo. I’ll be talking you through the...

Feb 2.2022

Victor Furtado This Week On Deering Live

On this week's Deering Live episode we are featuring one of my favorite young and innovative clawhammer banjoists on the scene, Victor Furtado. Victor grew up...

Jan 24.2022

Chord Voices For Genres Outside Of Bluegrass with Ryan Cavanaugh

On this week's Deering Live episode we are bringing by 5-string banjo wizard Ryan Cavanaugh to talk about how to comp chords on the 5-string banjo for genres...

Jan 20.2022

The Dead South x Deering | Catching up with Colton Crawford

When The Dead South came to San Diego recently to play a show at the House of Blues, we snuck onto their tour bus to hang out and talk banjos with Colton...

Jan 14.2022

Southern California "Dueling Banjos" Competition!

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Saturday March 5th, 2022  5pm to 8pm as a Dueling Banjos concert.
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