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May 30.2024

How to Develop Your Unique Banjo Style

Every banjo player dreams of a signature sound, a style that sets them apart and instantly captivates listeners. It's the difference between mimicking your...

Keith Billik

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Dec 4.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Ryan Cavanaugh - Part 1

Ryan Cavanaugh is best known for his innovative approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo, his tenure with legendary saxophonist Bill Evans's band...

Dec 3.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis - Part 2

This episode features Part 2 of the conversation with Matthew Davis of Westbound Situation and Circus No. 9! Listen in to gain some really great insight into...
Nov 18.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis - Part 1

In this episode (part one of a two-part conversation), host Keith Billik talks to banjo phenom Matthew Davis, a member of the modern bluegrass group Circus No....

Oct 25.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: BB Bowness

Keith Billik talks to Catherine "BB" Bowness about her early days learning banjo in New Zealand, musical influences, approaches to practicing and improvising,...

Oct 11.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Gina Furtado

In this episode of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast, host Keith Billik talks with the amazingly talented banjoist Gina Furtado! Topics include her playing...

Sep 19.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Mike Sumner

Host Keith Billik chats to 2-time Winfield winner Mike Sumner about his influences, career, how he approaches contest playing, and more.

Sep 4.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Microphone Shootout

In this episode, host Keith Billik compares sound samples from 15 popular microphones from Audio Technica, DPA, EV, Gold Tone, Heil, Line Audio, Sennheiser,...

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