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