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Conversations with North American Banjo Builders
Complete DVD Combo – Save $10
Includes all four volumes (12 DVDs)
In May of 2011, Craig Evans packed up his video equipment and headed out across the United States to capture the thoughts and methods of the modern-day individuals who build one of America's most iconic instruments: the banjo.
Conversations with North American Banjo Builders is a 4-volume, 12-DVD series that includes 38 interviews with open-back banjo builders, historians, and retailers. Each episode in the series devotes 20+ minutes to a single builder, and includes a personal statement, workshop tour, production information, and images of finished banjos. Many include sound tracks of the banjos being played by recognized old-time musicians and/or the builders themselves.
- Volume 1: Banjo Builders East of the Mississippi
Craig Evans SFS60008 (2015) Volume 1 features banjo builders east of the Mississippi. Interviewees include: Bill Rickard, Jason Burns, Jeff Menzies, Greg Galbreath, Pete Ross, Bart Reiter...
- Volume 2: Banjo Builders West of the Mississippi
Craig Evans SFS60009 (2015) Volume 2 features banjo builders west of the Mississippi. Interviewees include: John Bowlin, Greg Deering, Bob Flesher, Brooks Masten, Jason Mogi, Chuck Ogsbury...
- Volume 3: Conversations with Banjo Historians
Craig Evans SFS60010 (2015) Volume 3 includes interviews with banjo historians, performers, and teachers as well as tours of private collections. Featured are: Greg Adams, Laurent Dubois, Peter Szego and Friends...
- Volume 4: More North American Banjo Builders
Craig Evans SFS60011 (2015) Volume 4 features more North American banjo builders, such as: David Ball, Noah Booth, Glenn Carson, Randy Cordle, Jeff Delfield, Wyatt Fawley, Patrick Heavner...