2019 American Banjo Hall of Fame Member
Induction on September 6, 2019
JANET DAVIS – Instruction & Education – Although most associated with the retail music business which bore her name, it is in her role as a musical educator which Janet Davis has made her most lasting contributions to the banjo world. As part of the tiny music instrument and accessory business which she began with her husband, Jim, in 1978, Davis began selling self-produced instructional publications as well. Since then, after establishing herself as a respected clinician and author, appearing at hundreds of musical events around the country as well as regularly contributing to the Banjo Newsletter, Davis has evolved into one of the world’s most prolific authors of banjo instructional publications, with over 100 titles published by Mel Bay Publication alone.