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 the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in 2015, in addition to nominations in 2013, 2014, and 2015 for the Northern California Banjo Player of the Year award. He also received an endorsement deal in 2011 with both the Deering Banjo Company and Kala Brand Ukuleles. 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 drawing and spending time with his family. Some of Snap’s major influences include: John Hartford, Nina Simone, Aesop Rock, Tony Trischka, Jerry Garcia, Earl Scruggs, Bob Dylan, and Stevie Wonder.
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