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

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He realized that working with gourds to make banjos was very technically difficult and required skilled craftsmanship such as was rarely acknowledged in slaves by their white contemporaries.
Dueling banjos Hayseed Dixie were a big hit with the Aberdeen crowd
But it wasn't the whimsical folky tale of a hapless soul named Charlie trapped on Boston's subway system that captured Trischka's young imagination; it was the intricate, finger-picking stylings of banjo player Dave Guard.
Throw Down Your Heart documents a journey through Uganda, Tanzania, Gambia, and Mali that began when banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck decided to take his instrument back to its roots.
He makes six different types of banjos: pro banjos, pen back banjos, student banjos, Civil War banjos and gourd banjos.
Stewart of Philadelphia promoted banjos in ads stressing gentility for a clientele whose musical opportunities had formerly been restricted to harp, piano, or guitar.
THREE of George Formby's banjos - one later owned by George Harrison - are expected to fetch around EUR125, 000 at auction.
AGOURA -- Donning straw hats and lugging banjos, guitars and fiddles, thousands of bluegrass, country and folk music fans packed the Santa Monica Mountains Sunday for a foot-stompin' jam session.
But Formby fan Mike Friend said: "The likelihood of one of George's ukulele banjos being left after he played at the Empire is virtually nil.
Old Crow Medicine Show (OCMS for short) consists of five twenty-something white guys who play banjos, fiddles, and other acoustic string instruments.
Fronted by John Wheeler (aka Barley Scotch), the band showcases brothers Don Wayne Reno and Dale Reno on banjo and mandolin respectively, and they have a fine pedigree: their father wrote Duelling Banjos.
More than 100 different banjos are on display in their showroom, plus a wide selection of acoustic guitars, mandolins, fiddles, dobros and dulcimers.
You can purchase banjos on-line from hundreds if not thousands of on-line websites.
Joe Jakonczuk said he has been playing banjos "off and on for 25 years" and has noticed that Arkansans "have an affinity for things having to do with the state or its history and culture.
The ageing population favours the traditional end of the jazz spectrum and, inevitably, this means lots of banjos.