Web Toolbar by Wibiya
Login | Sign Up AnonymousUser
twiter
New to Comunitee?


or Sign Up with Email

Entertainment

>> STEVE MARTIN Latest News

APR 05, 2013 - Time

A Must Read - Share

The Banjo-ification of Pop: Why the Instrument Is Everywhere

In 1963, when the folk-music trend made a young Greg Deering want to learn to play the banjo, his mother said no. But he was obsessed, desperate to create the sounds he had heard on a Kingston Trio record. When he was 13, he saved his paper-route money for a month and splurged on a $20 instrument advertised in a local San Diego newspaper—over the objections of his mother, who was convinced he was wasting his hard-earned cash on a passing fad. “Every time I turned around, I had somebody discourage me,” he recalls, “That just increased my resolve.” That resolve turned an obsession ... Read More

Tags: The Banjo-ification of Pop: Why the Instrument Is Everywhere,  Steve Martin Latest News