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E. J. Cubley manufactured banjos in Ravenswood, Illinois (Chicago) between 1881 and 1891. While m...

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In this video I demonstrate two of my latest mountain banjo builds: a rare, hexagonal type that e...

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How to build a traditional Kentucky-style mountain banjo with hexagon- or octagon-shaped sound ch...

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Below is a list of articles, essays, and books that are relevant to our understanding of early banjo culture.

  • Bauer, Albert (.pdf attached below)
"Reminiscences of a Banjo Player" S. S. Stewart's Banjo and Guitar Journal (February, 1893 and other issues...) 

  • Berlin, Ira


  • Combs, Josiah


  • Conway, Cecilia


  • Dubois, Laurent


  • Epstein, Dena
"The Folk Banjo: A Documentary History" Ethnomusicology19, no. 3 (1975)


  • Fischer, David


  • Gibson, George


  • Gura, Phillip & James Bollman


  • Hopkin, Rachel (.pdf attached below)
"Countering Cultural Strip-Mining in Eastern Kentucky: Music Making as Cultural Reconstruction" Western Folklore Magazine (Winter, 2016-2017)


  • Irwin, John


  • Linn, Karen


  • Merritt, Keri Leigh


  • Morgan, Philip


  • Robert, Leonard


  • Rosenbaum, Arthur


  • Sommerville, Diane Miller


  • Tallmadge, William
"The Folk Banjo and Clawhammer Performance Practice in the Upper South: A Study of Origins" The Appalachian Experience edited by Barry M. Buxton Boone, NC: Appalachian Consortium (1983)


  • Wigginton, Eliot
Foxfire 6 (1980)
Foxfire 3 (1975)


  • Winans, Robert
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