In July of 2006, after hearing John Hartford’s Mark Twang album, singer-songwriter, Snap Jackson, walked into a music store in Stockton, California and purchased his first banjo. He has been obsessing over it ever since. Aside from playing both Scruggs Style and clawhammer banjo, Snap also plays the ukulele and mountain dulcimer. In recognition of his efforts, Snap received both the Northern California Banjo Player of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year Awards in 2018, endorsement deals with the Deering Banjo Company and Kala Brand Ukuleles, and he was the recent recipient of the Whippoorwill Fellowship Grant. In recent years Snap has become a sought after instructor in all things banjo, lending his talents to both private students and music camp attendees. When he is not on the road fronting his band, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, he can be found at home spending time with his family and working on his art and photography.