Building muscles and money for playing banjo!

| September 9, 2010

If the joy of playing the most wonderful instrument in the world isn’t enough,  I have just heard of Steve Martin’s gift to Noam Pikelny (banjo fingerpicker extraordinaire) of $50,000 for being an outstanding banjo influence on the world.  Wonderful Wonderful!  Now for the rest of us that are satisfied by making a couple people smile occasionally we can be guaranteed extra muscle tone and a leaner body by hauling our banjo on the subway, across parks, and to gigs.  It’s decent.  I’m happy!

My goal, this week is to post a couple videos of possible songs for the banjo Clawhammer classes I’m teaching at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  This will be the beginning of a saga of banjo videos I’m sure, and I’m nervously waiting on the edge to begin the video taping-knowing that I will be consumed by this new outlet!