The banjo is front and center in this episode of Rise When the Rooster Crows. It is an American instrument with African heritage. It is woven through the music of North America, and is essential to American old-time music. Join host Jonathan Lay for this program of traditional North American music, its roots, branches, and beyond.
Artists in this episode include: Jake Blount; Velocipede; Tony Furtado; Frank Proffitt; Broadside; The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys; Snuffy Jenkins; Maria Fairchild; Crooked Still; Dana & Susan Robinson; Atwater Donnelly; Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott; Chris Silver & Craig Evans; Yankee Clipper; Art Theme; Geoff Kaufman; Gillian Welch; Jeff Warner and Jeff Davis; Del Rey & Suzy Thompson; Jon Broderick and Jay Speakman; Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller; Mark Graham; Tim O'Brien; Rafe Stefanini & David Bragger, Laurie Lewis, David Grisman & Jerry Garcia; Foghorn Stringband.