Mark Johnson and his Deering Clawgrass banjo

Clawgrass Banjos

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      Mark Johnson, the “father of Clawgrass,”plays banjo in a unique style. He describes it as “very bluegrass but with overtones of traditional folk, progressive acoustic, newgrass, and old-time all mixed into one.”  Mark’s unique style demands a banjo that can be played with ultimate finesse and powerful precision. The natural walnut and powerful Deering -06- tone ring combine to make Mark’s original style of play a joy for all who listen.