Purchase and download sheet music arranged by Aaron for banjo.

These 9″x12″ sheet music limited editions feature full color professional printing and easy to read standard notation for five-string banjo with right- and left-hand fingerings, five-string banjo tablature, as well as liner notes and recording credits on the back panel, plus QR codes for audio download and instructional videos. This will look nicer and be easier to read than anything most people can print at home. Makes a great gift, too!

Visit Merch Store on Bandcamp to purchase.


A website dedicated to all enthusiasts of Classic Style Banjo.


The Banjo Gathering

The only annual event focused entirely on the banjo ​as a historical, cultural, and design object. 


American Banjo Fraternity

The American Banjo Fraternity is a special interest group focused on the living tradition of fingerstyle or “classic” (nylon/gut strung) banjo, tracing a direct link back to the earliest professional banjoists. 


A website dedicated to all enthusiasts of Classic Style Banjo


Well of Souls: Uncovering the Banjo’s Hidden History

by Kristina R. Gaddy

An illuminating history of the banjo, revealing its origins at the crossroads of slavery, religion, and music.


Banjo Roots and Branches

Edited by Robert B. Winans

The story of the banjo’s journey from Africa to the western hemisphere blends music, history, and a union of cultures.

Visit: University of Illinois Press


Contemporaries, Collaborators, Heroes

Alex Belhaj

Alex Belhaj is a guitarist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he leads his own Crescent City Quartet and Quintet in addition to playing a variety of music including Ragtime, folk and his original music.


King Sophia

King Sophia is a classically trained cellist of 15 years with a Bachelors in Cello Performance from University of Miami: Frost School of Music. They are also a vocalist, an electric guitarist, a songwriter and composer, an arranger, a conductor, a performer and recording artist, a teacher, and above all, a student and a catalyst for change.


Jerron Paxton

King Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920’s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Blind Boy Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast.


The Lovestruck Balladeers

The Lovestruck Balladeers enchant audiences with their masterful performances and inspired repertoire of ragtime, jazz and beautiful songs from around the world. The Lovestruck Balladeers are: Jake Sanders, Dennis Lichtman, Sean Cronin and Dalton Ridenhour.


Meredith Axelrod

Delightfully engaging and unassumingly comic, Meredith Axelrod envisions the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, whether it be Ragtime, Music Hall, Pop Standard, Boogie Woogie, Tin Pan Alley, String band, Jazz, Country, Blues or even Jug Band music, and embodies the spirit that brought the music into existence in the first place.


Chris Sands

Chris Sands is one of the finest classic banjo performers in the world today. Chris studied the classic banjo with Tarrant Bailey Junior, who was one of the greatest English classic banjo performers of the 20th. century.


Greg C. Adams

Greg C. Adams is an archivist, ethnomusicologist, and musician. He currently serves as Assistant Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A. in music history and graduate degrees in library science and ethnomusicology. Greg’s musical interests are grounded in critical heritage research and programming focused on the multicultural history of the banjo. 


Detroit Party Marching Band

The Detroit Party Marching Band is an ever-evolving collective of 20+ Detroit area musicians devoted to frenetic revelry, driving jams, and the power of the un-amplified horn blast. 

Visit: Detroit Party Marching Band Facebook Page

Frank Fairfield

Frank Fairfield is a multi-instrumentalist, music teacher, and record collector.


Flying Cardboard Theater

Flying Cardboard Theater is co-directed by Lindsay McCaw and Jason Hicks, puppeteers who have worked together for almost two decades.