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Ryan Cavanaugh

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Ryan Cavanaugh's innovative ideas of how and what is played on the 5-string banjo are occupied by few musicians alike. Hailing originally from North Carolina, Cavanaugh's first appearances as a child featured his hard-driving styles on WPAQ radio and with Doc Watson, Doug Dillard, and John McEuen. Cavanaugh is a champion of premier traditional banjo contests RockyGrass, MerleFest, FiddleFest and Renofest.

Under the wings of jazz sax man Bill Evans, Cavanaugh meticulously developed a technical approach and songwriting craft entirely his own, while not compromising his instrument to play new genres.

"One of the best technical players ever."
- Béla Fleck, Elmore Magazine, 2011

You can connect with Ryan at http://www.ryancavanaughbanjo.com/  and see when he will be playing near you. 

He is also a member of the super-group Songs From The Road Band. A North Carolina based band featuring Mark Schimick, Charles Humphrey, Ryan Cavanaugh, Sam Wharton, and James Schlender. Collectively, they have received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. The band's fourth studio album, Road To Nowhere, is due out in the spring of 2018 and they will be touring heavily in support of the release.