Thanks to Jason Taylor who sent us this link this week on a series of videos celebrating the banjo’s evolution into what has become America’s quintessential musical instrument.
The PBS Arts: Give Me The Banjo series explores the banjo’s role in the minstrel shows, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country music. The series is produced and directed by Marc Fields with Michael Kantor as executive producer. Tony Trischka is co-producer and music director.
If you want genuine music, then give me the banjo – Mark Twain.
There are several more vidoes in the series. Please visit the PBS Website.