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Oct 18.2019

Why Do Teachers Recommend Goodtime Banjos?

Anyone who has been following Deering in the last few years will know that we talk a lot about the importance of choosing an instrument that will help your...

Topic Post : women in banjo

Aug 15.2019

Catching Up With Mean Mary

 

From the first time we heard Mean Mary’s music we at Deering have been fans. So it is no surprise we are very excited about her upcoming album Cold, and...

Apr 28.2016

Elle King Interview - "It doesn't have to be Bluegrass"

If you have been on the Hooks & Nuts page in the last week, you will know by now that Elle King plays banjo! Well, now we can also present an equally...

Sep 14.2015

Who Was Ola Belle Reed?

Getting to know who the pioneers were in any endeavor makes us appreciate what we have been gifted by their dedication. Many hands make music, including our...

Willow Osborne

At the age of 3 1/2, Willow told her mother that she wanted to play banjo. The hardest thing for her Mom was to find a banjo small enough for her to play! Here...

"Mean Mary" James

Mary James has literally entertained thousands throughout her lifelong career starting from the age of 6! Born in Geneva, AL, she is one of 6 children from a...

Jun 19.2014

Today's Generation of Women In Banjo - Rhiannon Giddens

The sisterhood of banjo is legion and women have been important in the growth and expansion of the banjo for decades. Their passion, dedication, innovation,...

Aug 6.2012

Women In Banjo

I am fond of saying “You don’t have to be a linebacker to play banjo.” What I am trying to stay is that the banjo is so responsive that it does not require...

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