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American Banjo Museum Receives Grant from Oklahoma Humanities

American Banjo MuseumOklahoma City, OK -- The American Banjo Museum in partnership with the Oklahoma History Center, was recently awarded a grant for $5,000 from Oklahoma Humanities to host two education seminars titled "Back to Our Roots: And Exploration of Roots Music".

American Banjo Museum Presents "America's Super Picker: Roy Clark"

America's Super Picker - Roy ClarkOklahoma City, OK -- American Banjo Museum's newest exhibit, America's Super Picker: Roy Clark, focuses on Oklahoma's own country music and entertainment legend. The exhibit, which features stage costumes and an instrument from Clark's private collection, opens April 7th at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City's historic Bricktown district.

Steve Martin, Pete Seeger Among 2015 Banjo Hall of Fame Honorees

American Banjo Museum Hall of FameThe American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the 2015 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees include Steve Martin, the late Pete Seeger, Eddy Davis, Tim Allan and Albert Grover. The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor jazz age four-string banjo pioneers as well as the contemporary artists, educators, manufacturers and promoters who carried on the traditions of their predecessors. The American Banjo Museum was, in its infancy, an extension of that Hall of Fame. In the years preceding 2014, the Hall of Fame honored 71 individuals and entities in the four-string banjo world whose career accomplishments might have otherwise gone unrecognized. As the museum grew and evolved to embrace all types of banjos and playing styles, it became clear that the Hall of Fame should evolve as well.

Deering New Traditions Gallery Opening at the American Banjo Museum

American Banjo MuseumDeering Banjos announced in an article by David Bandrowski that an exciting free program of musical concerts, demonstrations, banjo instruction, jamming and special guest appearances have been organized for the folks who will have the opportunity to visit the launching of the Deering New Traditions Gallery opening at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on September 8th. As a special treat, the Deering Banjo Bus, part of the current Mumford and Sons Gentleman of the Road tour will be parked outside the museum on that day as well. The New Traditions Gallery, sponsored by Deering, is focused on the rebirth of the five-string banjo in post WWII America. While the festivities are mainly concentrated on that Sunday, the museum is open free to the public on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7.

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