V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015
You’re a Superstar ...
Or three shows that’ll make you feel like one
Show Up! for a rock explosion, a folk implosion and a hip-hop compulsion.
V.22 No.19 | 5/9/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
Many Shades of Gray
Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Wayne Shrubsall and his five-string circus
In 2009, banjo czar Wayne Shrubsall funneled much of his vast store of knowledge into a concert at Albuquerque's Covenant Church called The Really Big Banjo Show. It sold out to a standing-room-only crowd. Many people got turned away. A new incarnation, Dr. Wayne Shrubsall’s Really Bigger Banjo Show, happens this Friday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center. Shrubsall emphasizes that this is a different, expanded show. “Trust me,” he says with a smile. “This really is bigger.”
V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
An interview with Adam Hurt
The first name that pops into the brain whenever the word “banjo” is spoken is usually Earl Scruggs, who largely invented bluegrass banjo picking from scratch back in the ’40s. There are other banjo-playing styles, though, that are less well-known but just as captivating. Among aficionados of this kind of banjo picking, Adam Hurt is considered one of the best.