"Ability to play the banjo soon places one in a social position to pick and choose from scores of social invitations. Everywhere, the banjoist is assured of a hearty welcome..."

from THE BANJO, a 1927 pamphlet published by Gibson, Inc.

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Banjo Solos:

Many of us missed hearing the "Old Banjo Masters" of the old time music renaissance. Luckily, though, we have YouTube where we can hear newer players and sometimes, if they were captured on tape, some of the older players.  Below are just a few of my favorites but you could spend many a happy hour searching YouTube and creating your own digital banjo concert. Please click through to YouTube when you access the video so you can explore each channel. Thank you to all the video recorders who recorded and posted these banjo treasures to YouTube.

The Awesome Walt Koken, banjo

Cumberland Gap
Cathy Fink, banjo

Black Jack Grove
Mac Benford, banjo

Oh Death
Brad Leftwich, banjo

Brushy Fork of John's Creek
Adam Hurt, banjo

Cumberland Gap
Tommy Jarrell, banjo

Sally Coming Through the Rye
Diane Jones, banjo

Jimmy Sutton
Dan Gellert, banjo

Walking Boss
Mike Seeger, banjo

Last Train to Rajastan
Richie Stearns, banjo

Hang Your Head Tom Dooley
Doc Watson, banjo

Rebecca Weiler, banjo

Riley Baugus, banjo

Booker Red
Paul Brown, banjo

Lee Hammon's More Pretty Girls than One
Dwight Diller, banjo

Low Lonesome Low
Bruce Molsky, banjo

Rose for Polly
Bob Smakula, banjo

Light Years Away
Debby McClatchy, banjo

Quiet Early Morning
Pete Seeger, banjo

Scenes from "Catching the Music"
Stephen Wade, banjo

Good Ole Mountain Dew
Grandpa Jones, banjo