“Give Me The Banjo” Airs November 4th on PBS

T he Banjo Project: The Story of America’s Instrument is a trans-media cultural odyssey: "Give Me the Banjo," a major television documentary airing nationally on PBS in November 2011, a DVD with extra performances and scenes, a live stage/multi-media performance and a resource website that will chronicle the journey of America’s quintessential instrument—the banjo—from its African roots to the 21stcentury.
Narrated by Steve Martin, "Give Me the Banjo" brings together contemporary players in all styles—Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mike Seeger, Don Vappie and Abigail Washburn, among many others—with folklorists, historians, instrument makers and passionate amateurs to tell the story of America’s instrument in all its richness and diversity.

  • Writer/Producer/Director: Marc Fields
    Co-producer and Music Director: Tony Trischka
    Videographer: Bruce Petschek
    Editor: Tim Raycroft
    Camera/grip: Matt Beals,Trevor Chamberlain, Shaun Clarke, Julian Petschek, Lynn Weissman, Susu Wing, Tim Wojcik
    Asst.editor: Nikki Bramley, Dan Leich
    Web design: Fred Ehmann
    Social media: Shaun Clarke
  • Produced By: Marc Fields
Website: http://www.thebanjoproject.org

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