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BB Bowness On Deering Live

This week we welcome BB Bowness back to Deering Live to demonstrate and teach us about different chord and interval shapes you can use all the way up the neck of your banjo. Getting these under your fingers will really open up the entire fingerboard to you. Don't miss!

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Unlimited Rhythms of Clawhammer Banjo With Michael Miles On Deering Live

Michael Miles is back on Deering Live to demonstrate and teach us about how rhythmically versatile the clawhammer style of playing the 5-string banjo can be and how this style can be utilized to play many different genres of music. Michael is a master clawhammer player and well-versed in many musical styles so be sure to tune in and learn.

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Limited Edition Goodtime Bronze Banjos!
Limited release of three of your favorite Goodtime models! You can see who may still have one in stock at the link below! Find out more here! The Goodtime Openback, Goodtime Two, and Goodtime Americana! Available at select Deering Dealers, these...

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Jake Blount On Deering Live

Jake Blount is an award-winning musician and scholar. He is a recipient of the prestigious Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a two-time winner of the Appalachian String Band Music Festival (better known as Clifftop).

He is a specialist in the early folk music of Black Americans, and his latest record, The New Faith, was released on September 23, 2022 as part of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings' African American Legacy Series, in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“On top of being wildly intelligent and knowledgeable, he's also a killer musician and it's an incredible combo.” - Rhiannon Giddens

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Bluegrass Ambassadors Giving Tuesday Banjo 2022
You can see this Giving Tuesday Banjos, read more about the educational work it benefits, and participate in the auction HERE

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Sweet Little Baby Giving Tuesday Banjolele
You can see this Giving Tuesday Auction, read more about the wonderful educational charity it benefits, and participate HERE

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The Life & Music Of Rudy Lyle On Deering Live

On this episode of Deering Live we will dig into the life and music of 5-string bluegrass banjoist Rudy Lyle. Rudy Lyle played banjo with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys and made major contributions to bluegrass banjo but has largely been forgotten. Banjoist and member of Peter Rowan's Bluegrass Band, Max Wareham decided to help change this and wrote a book that talks about Rudy's career and banjo style and includes easy to read banjo tab of Rudy's playing.

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2022 Steve Martin Banjo Award Announcement On Deering Live

Deering Live is honored to host the Steve Martin Banjo Prize 2022! Jamie and David from Deering Live will be joined by special guest Alison Brown as we reveal the 2022 Steve Martin Banjo Prize winners, chat with the winners, and hear them play. This is going to be fun!

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Larry & Joe On Deering Live
Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela, and is a legend of Llanera music. Meanwhile, North Carolina-based Joe Troop is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and old-time musician. Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo, they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on the harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. Deering Live's own David Bandrowski writes, "When recently attending the Bela Fleck's Blueridge Banjo Camp, Joe and Larry were invited to give a workshop and play finale concert. They blew away the audience, camp attendees, and camp instructors. This one will be a great episode to watch!

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Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell On Deering Live

We're happy to have longtime Deering banjo artist Mark Schatz with his musical partner Bryan McDowell on Deering Live. In early 2020 Mark called on his friend and ace multi-instrumentalist and singer, Bryan McDowell, to tour together as a duo. Live in Mark’s studio they recorded GRIT & POLISH, an acoustic tour de force that moves effortlessly from original fiddle tunes and songs to Louis Jordan Boogie Woogie and Bob Dylan.

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Goodtime Limited Editions!
Check them out and see what music store near you has them in stock here!!

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Colton Crawford of The Dead South On Deering Live

Colton Crawford is the banjo player from Canadian roots music four-piece, the Dead South - A rock band without a drummer, a bluegrass band without a fiddler. Their sound, built on a taut configuration of cello, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, speeds like a train past polite definitions of acoustic music into the grittier, rowdier spaces of the bluegrass world.

Colton is a Deering Artist who plays both clawhammer and three-finger style, using a Vega Little Wonder and Saratoga Star as his main tools.

Colton can also be found regularly on Twitch, where he can be found covering metal songs on banjo. Who doesn't love that?

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Kristin Scott Benson On Deering Live 2nd Show

Tune in this week on Deering Live to see multi-award-winning bluegrass banjo icon, Kristin Scott Benson as she will have a special announcement!

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Introducing Our New Deering Engraved G7th Heritage Capos

Your banjo deserves a quality capo that produces a clear tone that is in tune, as well as is stunningly beautiful. Introducing our new Deering engraved G7th Heritage Capos. 

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Introducing the New Goodtime Limited Bronze Banjos

Introducing the new Goodtime Limited Edition Bronze banjos! They are a limited release of three of your favorite Goodtime models; the Goodtime Openback, Goodtime Two, and Goodtime Americana! Available at select Deering Dealers, these banjos feature hardware that is finished in an elegant gold rubbed bronze powder finish, which offers an extremely durable, low-maintenance hardware option that is also 100% hypoallergenic. Also features Goodtime Artisan style inlays and a stunning Goodtime Ltd logo on the peghead.

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Jake Sawicki On Deering Live

Jake Sawicki is the banjo player for the self-described thrash grass band, The Native Howl who hail from Leonard, MI. Their 2016 release of "Thrash Grass" unleashed the newly-coined genre of the same name, combining the aggressiveness and intensity of thrash metal with the melodicism and precision of bluegrass. Jake is here to talk about pushing the boundaries of how a banjo can be used, appearing on the TV Show "No Cover" and spending the last few months touring with shock rockers GWAR.

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Ron Block On Deering Live

We're very excited to feature the longtime banjoist for Alison Kraus & Union Station, Ron Block, on Deering Live. When it comes to bluegrass banjo, Ron is simply one of the best in the business. His feel, tone, and timing drive the music that is rooted deeply in tradition but continues to push it into the future.

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Dan Walsh On Deering Live | Instagram Links

British clawhammer virtuoso Dan Walsh joins us on Deering Live to talk about his unique take on clawhammer playing, and whether clawhammer should be regarded as a technique or a genre. Dan is a long-time Deering artist and if you are not familiar with him, he has a fascinating approach to playing banjo. This episode will be well worth tuning in for!

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Can You Play Clawhammer On A Resonator Banjo? | Instagram Links

"Can you play clawhammer banjo on a resonator banjo?" It's a question that comes up fairly often both on online forums and out in the public. The answer is yes, of course, because a 5 string banjo is a 5 string banjo. The real question is should you play clawhammer banjo on a banjo with a resonator? Is it okay?



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Should Clawhammer Be A Technique Or A Genre | Instagram Links

Learn clawhammer banjoists Dan Walsh's thoughts on whether clawhammer banjo should be a banjo technique or a musical style.

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Banjo Masterclass with Jens Kruger - Banjo Tunings
Be sure to tune in today to watch the 2nd installment of Season 2 Banjo Masterclass with Jens Kruger. Today Jens will be talking about the many different banjo tunings that you can use to add another layer to your playing.

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