Featured Artists

Bill Emerson

Bill Emerson, one of the founders of the “Country Gentleman”, One of Jimmy Martin’s “Sunny Mountain Boys”, “Emerson and Waldron” and part of the United States Navy Band has been a leading influence on the 5-String banjo and continues to inspire and perform today. Continue reading

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Ben Eldridge

Ben Eldridge was born in Richmond, Virginia. He began playing the guitar at age ten and later in 1954 the banjo. In 1957, he began his studies at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Four years later he moved to … Continue reading

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J.D. Crowe

Born and raised in Lexington, KY, Crowe picked up the banjo when he was 13 years old, inspired by one of Flatt & Scruggs’ performances on the Kentucky Barn Dance. After that show, he regularly attended the duo’s performances, sitting … Continue reading

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Alan Munde

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Munde learned banjo from a well-regarded Oklahoman banjo player, Ed Shelton. He frequently played amateur gigs around the state where he first met Byron Berline at the University of Oklahoma. Shelton introduced Munde to three fine Dallas bluegrass players – … Continue reading