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Audio from the Grey Fox 2015 Keith Style Banjo Summit

Presenting the audio tracks of all the tunes performed that specially emotional night by the generous eight top-shelf artists… Bill Keith, Ryan Cavanaugh, Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, Mike Munford, Noam Pikelny, Eric Weissberg…with Bill on stage enjoying the music…   Devil’s Dream – Tony Trischka  Beating Around The Bush – Noam Pikelny  Rickett’s Hornpipe – Marc Horowitz  Black Mtn Rag – Marc Horowitz  Opus 57 – Mike Munford  Roanoke – Mike Munford  Shenandoah Breakdown – Mike Kropp  Caravan – Béla Fleck  I Don’t Love Nobody, Santa Claus – Tony Trischka  New Camptown Races – Tony Trischka 
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Grey Fox presents Keith Style Banjo Summit Part 1 2015

Video – Fred Robbins; Additional Video – Steve Ide;  Still Photography – Darwin Davidson, Jim McGuire, Phil Zimmerman; Sound – Cobra Sound; Thanks To Banjoists – Bill Keith, Ryan Cavanaugh, Co-Hosts Béla Fleck & Tony Trischka, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, Mike Munford, Noam Pickelny, Eric Weissberg;  Creekside Stage Emcee – Kate McNally; Coordinated by – Tom Lindtveit, Mary Burdette, Claire Armbruster
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Grey Fox presents Keith Style Banjo Summit Part 2 2015

Video – Fred Robbins; Additional Video – Steve Ide;  Still Photography – Darwin Davidson, Jim McGuire, Phil Zimmerman; Sound – Cobra Sound; Thanks To Banjoists – Bill Keith, Ryan Cavanaugh, Co-Hosts Béla Fleck & Tony Trischka, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, Mike Munford, Noam Pickelny, Eric Weissberg;  Creekside Stage Emcee – Kate McNally; Coordinated by – Tom Lindtveit, Mary Burdette, Claire Armbruster
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Gordon Lightfoot inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

On June 14th, Gordon Lightfoot’s forty-year legacy of beautiful songwriting and performing will be further enhanced when he will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City in the performer category alongside Bob Seger, Don Schlitz, Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones and Jim Steinman at the organization’s 43rd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The star-studded event will be held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Performing songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will be honored for his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He is the author and voice of many timeless
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Steve Martin Narrates “Give Me the Banjo” on PBS

“Give Me the Banjo“ Steve Martin Narrates Chronicle of the Country’s Music, History and Popular Culture Through “America’s Quintessential Instrument” Narrated by Steve Martin, Give Me the Banjo brings together contemporary players-including Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, Don Vappie, Abigail Washburn and The Carolina Chocolate Drops-with folklorists, historians, instrument makers and passionate amateurs to tell the story of America’s instrument in all its richness and diversity. On PBS stations throughout the Northeast… 9:00-11:00 pm Eastern; Friday, November 4, 2011; http://www.thebanjoproject.org/ (says 8 CST) And here’s a teaser video: http://tinyurl.com/PBS-banjo
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Noam Pikelny Awarded 1st Annual Steve Martin Prize

The Steve Martin Charitable Foundation has selected Punch Brothers banjo player Noam Pikelny as the winner of the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Earl Scruggs, Pete Wernick, Tony Trischka and Béla Fleck were on the committee that selected Pikelny, who will receive “an unrestricted cash prize of fifty-thousand dollars, as well as a bronze sculpture created expressly for the prize by noted artist Eric Fischl.” Martin describes Pilkeny as “the extraordinary banjoist for the Punch Brothers, playing not only traditional bluegrass, but classical, rock and jazz oriented music. He is a player of unlimited
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