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Nov 29.2022

2022 Giving Tuesday Charity Banjos

We are so pleased to bring you two Giving Tuesday Charity Banjos for 2022! Near and dear to our hearts this year they will be benefitting education! We have...

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.

Recent Posts

Nov 15.2022

Top 5 Tips For Improving Single String Playing On the 5-String Banjo with Ryan Cavanaugh

The single string style of playing the 5-string banjo is a way to get linear and melodic ideas out of your 5-string banjo. This technique was pioneered by...

Oct 26.2022

How Hard Is It To Play the Banjo

One of the biggest myths about the banjo is that it is hard to play. After generations of blisteringly fast bluegrass licks dominating the public's perception...

Sep 21.2022

The Story of the Kekoa and a Deering banjo

Everyone loves a cool story, particularly when it involves a banjo. So, when Ryan Witbeck, our Airbnb host at this past year's Rockygrass festival in Lyons, CO...

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 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 4.2022

Our Favorite Banjo Albums From 2021

There were a lot of great albums that featured the banjo in 2021 and we're sorry we can't list them all here, but here are some that stood out to us here at...

Dec 17.2021

How To Change Your Banjo Strings

Changing your banjo strings is one of the easiest and best ways to bring the tone of your banjo back to life. One of the most common questions we hear is how...

Kristin Scott Benson chooses the Deering Golden Series banjos
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