Are you locking your banjo strings?

Huh? What does it mean to lock your banjo strings? That’s what I said recently when my buddy and bandmate Mike Hedding heard me complaining about my strings dramatically slipping out of tune soon after changing them (particularly the 5th string). Turns out, it only took me two decades of pickin’ to discover that when […]

Teaching and Learning at The International Music Camp

Last weekend I was grateful to return for my third year teaching banjo at the International Music Camp‘s annual Fiddler’s Weekend, held in the International Peace Garden, which straddles the US and Canada just north of Dunseith, ND. I always learn a thing or two going up there. This year I learned that if you […]