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This blog has been percolating in my mind for several months now. As the author of The Booze Hounds Inc. Running Team and a gainfully employed magazine editor, I was never sure if I would have enough time for a second blog.

The Glory-Beaming Banjo will be semi-regular blog -- whatever that means -- about banjos and Old Time music. Planned are a series of rotating topics on playing advice, instrument upkeep, banjo builders, musicians, helpful websites, and my personal journey with this so-called "drum on a stick." I hope you'll join me for the ride.

I am far from a banjo expert, but I hope my experiences since I took up the instrument in 2008 will be helpful to new players and that my enthusiasm for the music will spark a dynamic discussion among the readers of this blog. I am in no position to give lessons, but I can point to a number of sources that may be helpful.

As you can see, the sidebars to the left and right are full of items to explore. On the left, you'll see information about me, this blog, and the Mark Twain quote that inspired my title. On the right is a photo of my favorite banjo player (I'll talk about him in a later post), followed by my followers (join up!), a list of fellow bloggers who write about banjos, Old-Time music and related topics, and finally my archives.

If you have any questions about the banjo or Old-Time music, or you want to suggest a topic for me to cover, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. I hope you like what you find here. Cheers!


  1. Thanks for the link, Fogie-Bro! Love your blog.




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