Eddie Peabody

Peabody Style If you were a person uninitiated in the way of the plectrum banjo, your path would quickly lead you to the music of Eddie Peabody.  Peabody is the only name other than Scruggs to be commonly attached to the word “style” the world over, dubbing the popular playing fashion “Peabody Style.” Of course, in … Continue reading Eddie Peabody

Georgette Twain

“The Queen of the Banjo”     After the new year, the sad news came that banjo hall of fame member Georgette Twain passed away.  Her career in the 50’s included the album “Let My Banjo Sing,” television appearances, and her title of “Queen of the Banjo”.  Georgette has an almost indescribable aura to her. … Continue reading Georgette Twain

Paul Scavarda

Christmas songs are not always the most joyous of musical experiences.  Every year there is a list of songs that are nice; those that are fun, or at least bearable to play or listen to.  There’s also a list of naughty songs; they represent the worst qualities of Christmas and amount to monotonous sugar-coated programming chants. … Continue reading Paul Scavarda

Johnny St. Cyr

Starting his musical career in the early 1900’s, Johnny St. Cyr is one of the original pioneers of jazz music.  He played with the best of them; Baby Dodds, Johnny Dodds, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong.  He is the banjo player on all of the original Hot Five, and Hot … Continue reading Johnny St. Cyr