Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis - Part 1

by Keith Billik

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. 9 and chambergrass ensemble Westbound Situation. Topics include: his background learning the instrument, playing (and winning) banjo contests, his musical influences, and approaches to improvising and rhythm.

Matthew Davis is one of the most exciting young players who will surely raise the bar for the next generation of banjo players. He has quickly made a name for himself by winning multiple high-profile banjo contests, and by impressing audiences across the country with his performances. He also happens to be very generous with his time and advice for other banjo players, so don't miss this chance to get inside the mind of this talented musician- and stay tuned for part two of the conversation! 

Listen to Part 2 of the conversation with Matthew Davis here!

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