Mark Johnson on Homespun.

by | 1 Jan, 2009

markjohnsonMark Johnson’s unique banjo style is now available as an instruction set from Homespun.

The folks at Homespun say that Mark Johnson has redefined banjo picking. His trademark technique, which he calls Clawgrass, combines the percussive, foot-tapping rhythm of old-time clawhammer with the complex, driving rolls of Scruggs style. The music he elicits from his banjo delights traditional frailers and bluegrass pickers alike, and learning his style will add new dimensions to your playing.

For the past twenty years, Mark Johnson has astounded the banjo world with his dynamic and innovative banjo playing. A long-standing association with the Rice Brothers, Wyatt, Larry, Ronnie and Tony, with whom he made his first recording, helped forge his unique Clawgrass style. Since then he has made several CDs, both solo and with mandolinist Emory Lester – the duo’s Acoustic Rising was nominated for IBMA’s Instrumental Album of the Year in 2007.
Available from Homespun Music Instruction