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Jul 1.2024

Terry Baucom Banjo Championship Honors Bluegrass Legend

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Cyndi Baucom and the Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest in Sugar Grove, North Carolina to support the...

Jamie Francis

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis is a UK based banjo player, guitarist and songwriter. He started gigging at the age of 12, and grew up surrounded by both the blues music popular in his home town of Maryport, and the Irish folk music played by his father. His playing and songwriting styles reflect these varied influences. Jamie Francis attended the Brighton Institute of Modern Music where he received a 1st Class BA Hons in Music Performance. At University he met his long time musical collaborator Sam Kelly, whose band Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys has won a BBC Folk Award. With the Lost Boys, Jamie has recorded two albums, gigged and toured all over the world, and has played several live radio sessions on BBC 2 and 3. Jamie also appears with Scottish group The Jellyman's Daughter, and has played as a session musician for many artists on the UK folk scene.

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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...

Apr 20.2020

Arranging Old Time Tunes for Bluegrass Banjo

Getting into learning old time tunes with a three-finger technique can be a great way to improve your melodic runs and expand your repertoire, as there are an...

Sep 6.2019

Celtic Tunes on the 5 String Banjo

The traditional music of Ireland and Scotland is hauntingly beautiful, and once you get an ear for it, you’ll find it hard to resist figuring out the tunes on...

Apr 5.2019

The Banjo Practice Headspace

Life is busy! There’s always an unanswered email, or a stack of dirty dishes, or a bit of household DIY that needs attending to. Making time for your...

Kristin Scott Benson chooses the Deering Golden Series banjos
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