Evie Ladin on Deering Live

Evie Ladin | Deering Live

Evie Ladin’s polyrhythmic clawhammer banjo style, resonant voice, and percussive dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco’s Stairwell Sisters, Evie has four solo CDs that feature her banjo playing and songwriting. Raised on fiddlers’ conventions and square dances, Evie’s playing is firmly grounded in tradition, while taking the instrument into new territory. A popular instructor at many music camps, Evie is also a clawhammer banjo instructor for Peghead Nation . Join us this week on Deering Live to listen to Evie play, talk about her process, and to learn some fantastic clawhammer banjo tips!


  • Marlene O'Connor

    I really love the Water Line song!

  • Jeffrey Weiss

    I never played banjo in my life. But I saw Evie Ladin on Youtube – loved her – and then learned about her Peghead lessons. I bought a Deering banjo and studied her video lessons. That was about 3 years ago – she got me into banjo and I am better for it. Evie’s the best!

  • Stewart Filshill

    Looking forward to listening and hearing Evie tonight.I’ve gravitated to the claw hammer style playing my Eagle II A/E in the last year.
    Waiting eagerly for my new Vega Senator.

  • Don Jackson

    I’ve been playing Banjo for sometime 3 finger picking I would Love to learn claw hammer Can you point me in the right direction

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