Although I already have a personal blog (A Folk Singer’s Perspective), I felt the need to start another one specifically directed toward the banjo community.
Not only will I be addressing my thoughts on clawhammer technique, this blog will also help me get the word out about new content that appears in the other sections of my website. For instance...
I recently added new pages dedicated to banjoists John Balch and Ken Perlman. These are the first in a series designed to introduce my readers to the music of other progressive clawhammer players. Within each of these articles you will find commentary on the artist's music and technique, audio and video files, and links to their websites.
I have also included an extensive clawhammer questionnaire each of the artists have graciously completed. I am very excited about this as I don't believe any type of organized survey directed toward high profile clawhammer artists yet exists. Check out John and Ken's answers to all sorts of questions concerning instrument choices, banjo set up, personal playing style and technique. You can find a link to the survey on the right side of each artist page:
Looking forward to any dialog that arises from this...