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a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body

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For that matter, neither can Emry Arthur, who, in 1928, made the indelible first recording of "Man of Constant Sorrow"--and who, despite his rudimentary guitar playing, was hired to back up other musicians for their own recordings: "He couldn't reach the chords," the Virginia banjoist Dock Boggs recalled long after his session with Arthur.
Banjoist, composer, and world traveler Jayme Stone presents The Other Side of the Air, a symphonic album of the combined efforts of multiple talented individuals playing everything from the trumpet to stringed instruments to flute, oboe, and more, while Jayme's banjo lends its unique and distinctive melody.
This night the group was augmented by banjoist Brandon Seabrook, pianist Ron Stabinsky, and bass trombonist Dave Taylor.
Around 1963, Statman started taking up bluegrass banjo, learning from Julian "Winnie" Winston, recognized then as New York's premier banjoist (Winston would go on to serve a short stint in 1965 with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys).
True genius lies in his later poems, such as the "Hiram and Jenny" sequence, in which the poet inhabits the mind of an uncomplicated banjoist and his companion.
In the evenings the British officers would gather round the camp fire to smoke and listen to renditions from Captain Charlie Townsend, an enthusiastic banjoist.
Jazz Festival board members with banjoist Brian Mellor: John Patrick, Danny Longstaff, Derek Inman, Brian Mellor, Councillor Philip Parkin and Elaine Shoesmith Emma Cannings (Birmingham City Council), Jenny Chatham (Chatham Communications PR), Lydia Miller (Birmingham City Council), Danny Longstaff (Musicians Union) Jazzeoke Queen Becky Brine singing in the rain Derek Inman (Birmingham Community Foundation), Steve Wellings (Telford and Wrekin Council), Steve Dyson (Birmingham Mail), Councillor Martin Mullaney Zissman and Mark Davies (Hotel du Vin) Stephen Cresswell (City Inn), Jo Brain (Malmaison), Neil Rami (Marketing Birmingham), Yue Yang (Jazz Festival)
He did this quickly, and banjoist Don Reno was the first to sign on.
Contributors include Anna Lomax (daughter of folklorist Alan Lomax), the surviving relations of Twenties greats, plus three actual survivors of the era: guitarist Slim Bryant, banjoist Wade Mainer and Delta bluesman "Honeyboy" Edwards.
Backed by banjoist Don Stover, these three hillbillies created an entire musical community around themselves in the relative isolation of their childhood home.
Afterwards, Ben 'Doc" Kitchens, banjoist, is encouraged to sing some of his original lyrics to a tune that resembles Hank Williams' "Honkey-Tonking.
He was also well known as a singer and banjoist whose repertoire was rooted in the songs of his native land, many of which would have disappeared but for his pioneering work of recording and documenting them.
Catherine then married John Gaisey, a Ghanaian seaman and banjoist, with whom she had three more children.
Horace Weston was a minstrel banjoist beginning his career with Buckley's Serenaders in 1863.
Banjoist extraordinaire Abigail Washburn has an equally beguiling solo album, ``Song of the Traveling Daughter,'' where some of the songs are in Mandarin Chinese.