Tony Trischka

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 play some tunes from the record and talk about the story of how it came to be.

This project stems from a truly unique discovery - a treasure trove of recordings featuring Earl Scruggs, the pioneer of the three-finger banjo style, jamming with John Hartford in the 1980s and 90s.

Trischka's chance encounter with the jam recordings was a revelation. He meticulously combed through the collection, transcribing Scruggs's solos note-for-note, uncovering previously unknown aspects of the banjo legend's playing. 

The album was released in June 2024, "Earl Jam" features Trischka alongside a star-studded cast of bluegrass luminaries. "Earl Jam" includes Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Michael Cleveland, Mark Schatz, and many more. Together, they breathe new life into Scruggs' music, offering fresh interpretations of classic and previously unrecorded songs.


9 comments


  • Mark Andrews

    Cheers from Mile High Denver.


  • Marty Sinnott

    Thanks for all you do, Mayor Tony, hope you will be at Rocky Grass in a couple of weeks!


  • David Rosen

    Will you make the note for note tablatures available in a book?


  • Ade W

    Very much enjoying from Worcestershire, UK.


  • dudley lamy

    please list where i can purchase the album, Thank you


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