Deering Live

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About Deering Live

Deering Live is a live stream video series presented by Deering Banjos which features interviews with all your favorite banjo players, as well as Deering Tech sessions and other great content. Catch up on all the episodes of Deering Live, right here.

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Wednesday, July 17th
5pm ET / 2pm PT / 9pm GMT
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How To Make Non Traditional Tunes Work On Banjo with Tray Wellington | Deering Live Ep. 110
>This week on Deering Live, we'd like to welcome back Deering Banjo artist Tray Wellington! Join us as Tray dives deep into the world of incorporating non-traditional tunes into your 5-string banjo playing. Tray is a master at pushing the...
Tony Trischka | Deering Live Ep. 109
We're excited to feature longtime Deering Banjo Artist, Tony Trischka back on Deering Live. In this episode we are going to go deep into the creation of his new album, "Earl Jam: A Tribute To Earl Scruggs".  Listen to Tony...
Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island Fiddle Tunes with Ken Perlman | Deering Live Ep. 108
We're delighted to welcome back the renowned melodic clawhammer banjoist Ken Perlman to Deering Live. He'll be sharing insights and demonstrations on playing the vibrant fiddle tunes from Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island in the clawhammer style. Additionally, we'll delve into Ken's latest book covering this fascinating subject.
Jumping into Jams on Clawhammer Banjo with Evie Laden | Deering Live Ep. 107

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive dancer, choreographer, and square-dance caller, Oakland, CA-based Evie Ladin returns to Deering Live to share tips and techniques for jams that may or may not be specific to old-time string band music.

Jerry Douglas | Deering Live Ep. 106

Dobro legend and ProPik player Jerry Douglas may not be known for playing banjo, but he is probably more qualified than most to talk about it. With an extensive resume to his name, Jerry has played with some of the greatest players to ever live. In this episode, we get to pick the mind of a man who has seen and played with the creme de la creme.

Across the Pond with JigJam | Deering Live Ep. 105

Self-proclaimed Irish Bluegrass quartet JigJam are back on Deering Live to talk about their new album. 'Across the Pond', the songwriting process, and the unique Irish/Bluegrass crossover.

Bela Fleck | Deering Live Ep. 104
We are beyond excited to feature Bela Fleck on our next episode of Deering Live. Bela has taken the 5-string banjo to more musical landscapes than anyone else and always at the highest of levels. He has been nominated in more...
Bluegrass Licks and Beyond with Bennett Sullivan | Deering Live Ep. 103
We are happy to welcome back Bennett Sullivan to Deering Live. Bennett is a fantastic bluegrass banjoist as well as great teacher and is the founder of the online bluegrass banjo teaching site Daily Banjo Licks which delivers a new bluegrass banjo...
Colton Crawford (The Dead South) | Deering Live Ep. 102
Colton Crawford is the banjo player for high energy four-piece string band The Dead South. We catch up with him just before the release of the bands upcoming album to find out whats new, and to talk about his ever...
Jayme Stone | Deering Live Episode 101

Jayme Stone is a banjo player, composer, producer, and educator. On any given day, you might find him in his studio reworking a little-known hymn learned from a field recording, producing a session with musicians from Bamako or New York, creating experimental soundscapes.

Jens Kruger Q&A | Deering Live Ep. 100

The always amazing Jens Kruger joins us to celebrate our 100th episode to answer your questions and to talk about anything and everything banjo! We will also be inviting 3 guests to ask their questions to Jens live in the Deering Live studio, as well as hang out before the show goes live.

2023 Steve Martin Banjo Prize Announcement | Deering Live Ep. 99
Deering Live is honored to host the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2023! Jamie and David from Deering Live will be joined by special guest Alison Brown as we reveal the 2023 Steve Martin Banjo Prize winners.
Yasmin Williams | Deering Live Ep. 98
Yasmin Williams hails from Virginia and is a multi-instrumentalist and film composer. She is best known on social media as @guitar.yaz where her 22,000 fans are constantly treated to beautiful and joyful renditions in her own unique style, often on her Goodtime Americana banjo. Always smiling, Yasmin has received critical acclaim from numerous major publications including The New York Times, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and others. Yasmin was also listed as one of the “25 New and Rising Artists Shaping the Future of Music in 2023” by Pitchfork.
Rex McGee | Deering Live Ep. 97
Rex McGee is one of the most creative and technically able players of the 5-string banjo alive today, though his non-musical career as a pharmacist has kept him largely anonymous from a larger audience. Rex is known by 3-finger style...
Gabe Hirshfeld | Deering Live Ep. 96
This week on Deering Live, we're excited to introduce you to the incredible talent of Gabe Hirshfeld, a prominent 5-string banjo player hailing from the Boston area. Beyond his remarkable banjo performances in the Boston scene, Gabe is also renowned...
"New Orleans Tenor Banjo & Beyond" with David Bandrowski | Deering Live Ep. 95
This week we will be talking all things New Orleans tenor banjo with our very own Director of Marketing, David Bandrowski. We will talk about his beginnings as a tenor player in New Orleans, the role of the instrument in jazz, as well as other genres. We will even dig into a few fundamental lessons on the instrument. 
Kristin Scott Benson | Deering Live Episode 94

We are excited to feature Deering Banjo artist and 2023 IBMA Banjo Player Of the Year Kristin Scott Benson back on Deering Live to talk about Up The Neck backup playing.

Kristin is one of the best straight-ahead bluegrass banjo players that has ever played the instrument and she is a fantastic teacher so don’t miss out on this opportunity to listen to her play and talk about what she does.

Chris Coole presents Alternate Rhythms and Rests for the Clawhammerist | Deering Live Ep. 93
In this week’s show we’ll be talking with Chris Coole about some clawhammer banjo techniques to bring your playing to another level. These techniques will help you create and play different rhythms other than the standard bump-ditty rhythm. We’ll also...
Graham Sharp | Deering Live Episode 92
This week on Deering Live we are featuring Graham Sharp from the Steep Canyon Rangers. We will be diving into ways to use the 5-string banjo to enhance/support a song. The 5-string banjo is too often focused on being a...
Chris Pandolfi | Deering Live Ep 91
Chris Pandolfi is a founding member of the jamgrass supergroup the Infamous Stringdusters. Chris is a grammy award winning musician, winning the Grammy in 2018 for Bluegrass Album Of The Year. He is also busy with his solo musical projects,...
Greg Deering, George Grove, & Jens Kruger Chat Americana Folk Gathering | Deering Live Ep. 90
With the Americana Folk gathering just around the corner, we invite George Grove, Jens Kruger and our own Greg Deering to talk about this years event. During the conversation, we will undoubtedly have great fun sharing stories, memories of previous...