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Feb 26.2021

Watch us refurbish Hank Smith's banjo in 4 minutes

When you play your banjo as much as Hank Smith does, sometimes you have to send it home for some TLC and a good clean! Which is exactly what Hank did in...

David Bandrowski

David Bandrowski

David Bandrowski has been a regular on the New Orleans music scene for over 25 years playing tenor banjo, 5-string banjo, and guitar in various outfits and styles over the years. David's styles are diverse and range from New Orleans jazz, modern jazz, bluegrass, funk, rock, old time Appalachian string band music and more!

David is a Deering Banjo Company clinician and has taught workshops at Chicago's Old Town School of folk music and has played with and/or recorded with Dr. John, Natalie Merchant, Donald Harrison, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Seeger, Glen David Andrews, and with band members of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, Fats Domino, The Allman Brothers, Merle Travis, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and many other well known and lesser known entertainers. He has also composed, produced, and placed music in many commercials, films, and television programs.

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Feb 22.2021

2021 Deering Catalog Photo Contest

A few weeks ago we announced our 2021 Digital Catalog Photo Contest. The entries we received were fantastic! It's been so great to go through all of these...

Feb 2.2021

Rhiannon Giddens Interview on Deering Live

Last week we were lucky enough to feature longtime Deering Banjo artist Rhiannon Giddens on Deering Live. Rhiannon was a founding member of the Grammy Award...

Jan 8.2021

Active Listening Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith

Banjoist Hank Smith talks about Active Listening and how it can improve your musicianship. This is one of the most important things you can do to improve as...

Dec 22.2020

Deering Live End Of Year Special

This wee we aired the last Deering Live of 2020, where we sat down with Greg, Janet, and Jamie Deering, as we finally take a second to reflect on...
Dec 18.2020

"Carol Of The Bells" 5-String Banjo Lesson With Hank Smith

Learn how to play the Christmas tune "Carol Of The Bells" on the 5-string banjo with Hank Smith. This is a fun and fairly easy holiday tune that 3 finger...

Dec 16.2020

Chris Coole On Deering Live

This week were excited to talk with and listen to renowned clawhammer banjoist and songwriter Chris Coole. Chris Coole got his first banjo when he was 17...

Dec 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 18 - Bar Chords & the D Chord Shape

In this beginner 5 string banjo lesson, Jens Kruger slowly talks through and demonstrates what bar chords are, how to play them, and how to use them.  He...

Nov 24.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 17 - Forward Roll and Playing Melody

This is a great lesson for the 5 string banjo from Jens Kruger on how to play the forward roll and incorporate playing the melody into your roll. This is...

Nov 18.2020

Chord Building 5-String Banjo Lesson With Hank Smith

In this 5-string banjo lesson, Hank Smith shows you how to build chord forms with extensions. He starts you with a regular G triad and demonstrates how to...

Nov 17.2020

Introducing the Vega Vintage Star

We are excited to introduce the new Vega Vintage Star banjo! The Vintage Star is a banjo that captures the soul of a 19th century banjo, but with the...

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