This week on Deering Live we welcome master old-time banjoist Riley Baugus. Riley plays in the Round Peak style which is a style that comes from his home county in North Carolina, Surry County. Riley has recorded with Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, Alison Kraus, and many more. He also sang on the Academy Award-nominated soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain. Watch Here
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This week we welcome bluegrass rising star and banjo player for the Sam Bush Band, Wes Corbett to Deering Live. As a former instructor at the Berklee School of Music, Wes brings with him a huge depth of musical background and experience to share with the world.
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We can't wait to welcome our friend, and bluegrass legend Greg Cahill to Deering Live this week. After founding The Special Consensus in 1975, Greg has blazed a bright trail of banjo playing for over 45 years.
JigJam are a multi-award-winning quartet from Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.
If you haven't heard Nora Brown, then be sure to take a listen to her this week on Deering Live. Nora is only 15 years old but she is an old soul who plays old time banjo with an incredible feel. Nora started learning music at the age of 6, specializing in old-time and traditional banjo music. She plays with a level of confidence rarely found in most adults, all the while weaving together stories of music history into her performances to create a beautifully rich tapestry for the listener. She has played at numerous venues and festivals on the East Coast and has been featured on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts and TED Talks.
We are very excited to feature our first full band on Deering Live, and to do it with a band as versatile and entertaining as We Banjo 3 is sure to be a treat!