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The world's top podcast for banjo players, fans, and enthusiasts! Hosted by Keith Billik; listen to interviews with professional players, playing tips, and equipment discussions. Contact the show at pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast Keith Billik

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    • 4.8 • 162 Ratings

The world's top podcast for banjo players, fans, and enthusiasts! Hosted by Keith Billik; listen to interviews with professional players, playing tips, and equipment discussions. Contact the show at pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

    #142 - Jim Pankey

    #142 - Jim Pankey

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    This episode features Jim "Wild Jimbo" Pankey, who has played both 3-finger and clawhammer style professionally for many years with the Hamilton County Ramblers and other groups. These days, Jim is a top banjo influencer through his instructional Youtube channel, and has helped thousands of banjoists all over the world in developing their skills through his humorous and informative video content.
     
    Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Paige Capo, Elderly Instruments, and Sullivan Banjos
     
    Jim on the web:
    www.jimpankey.com
    https://www.youtube.com/wildjimbo
     
    Contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com
     

    • 1 hr 28 min
    #141 - Kevin Kniebel

    #141 - Kevin Kniebel

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    This episode features Kevin Kniebel, a talented banjoist, singer, and songwriter who performs and records with the jamgrassy old time band Pert Near Sandstone! PNS brings some great songwriting and arrangements to their high-energy, foot-stomping enthusiastic old timey sound, which makes them one of the top must-see live bands on today's festival scene.
    Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Paige Capos, Elderly Instruments, and Sullivan Banjos
    Kevin Kniebel on the web:
    https://pertnearsandstone.com/
     
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    Learn banjo from Keith (and many other fantastic instructors) at Midwest Banjo Camp!
     
    Contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #140 - Colton Powers

    #140 - Colton Powers

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    This episode features Colton Powers, an outstanding bluegrass banjoist and singer, best known for his recordings and performances with Seth Mulder & Midnight Run. Colton also attended East Tennessee State University, where he honed his hard driving banjo picking style!
     
    Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Paige Capos, Elderly Instruments, and Sullivan Banjos
     
    Colton on the web:
    https://midnightrunbluegrass.com/
     
    Contact the show:
    pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

    • 59 min
    #139 - "Labor of Lust" feat. Kyle Tuttle

    #139 - "Labor of Lust" feat. Kyle Tuttle

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    This is a "Freshly Picked" episode, featuring the new album "Labor of Lust" by Kyle Tuttle. Kyle is best known for being featured on Episode #18, as well as his performances and recordings with the Jeff Austin Band, the Lil Smokies, and now the Grammy Award-winning Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway! This album shows Kyle stretching his legs as not only a banjo player, but also a songwriter and producer. Check it out!
    Sponsored by Elderly Instruments, Peghead Nation, and Sullivan Banjos
     
    Kyle on the web:
    https://www.kyletuttle.com/
     
    Contact the show:
    pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #138 - Brian Alley

    #138 - Brian Alley

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    This episode features Brian Alley, a great player in both the 3-finger and clawhammer styles. He is best known for performing and recording with his band: Portland, Oregon-based band Never Come Down. NCD have been gaining major steam on the bluegrass/jamgrass scene, and have a new record to be released in early 2024 titled "Greener Pastures" (produced by Chris Pandolfi).
     
    Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Elderly Instruments, and Sullivan Banjos.
     
    Brian on the web:
    https://nevercomedownband.com/
     
    Contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #137 - Ken Perlman

    #137 - Ken Perlman

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    This episode features Ken Perlman, an innovative banjoist who blazed the melodic clawhammer trail. He is also known for his efforts in learning, preserving, and teaching various other fiddle music traditions, particularly that of Prince Edward Island. Ken is also one of the foremost leaders in banjo education: he authored of scads of instructional books, and is the camp director for three of the most popular banjo camps in the country.
    Sponsored by Peghead Nation, Elderly Instruments, and Sullivan Banjos
     
    Ken on the web:
    www.kenperlman.com
     
    Contact the show: pickyfingersbanjopodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

daniel patrick music ,

All the banjo!

Keith does and excellent job interviewing the best in the business! It almost makes me want to quit mandolin and play banjo........almost! I also hope someday he will get the king of the six string banjo, Keith Urban on the podcast so I can learn more about hair colors and flat ironing!

Jparin ,

Great banjo podcast!

Keith is an excellent interviewer and banjo player. Just finished listened to one on Butch Robins- excellent!

D of L&H ,

One of the best podcasts on music, period.

This show is a gift to banjo players and the legacy of the instrument. Keith is an intelligent, bright, capable interviewer, and he really gets wonderful stories and details out of his guests. The Patreon bonus materials are a fantastic deal. Every episode continues to leave me smiling and playing the heck out of my banjo!

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