Here's my conversation with the one and only Brooks Masten. He's funny, he's talented, he's a genuinely sensitive human being that just happens to build great banjos!
Of all the banjo builders, this life style fits Brooks the best.
Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Brooks Masten is one of 38 select Builders included in the North American Banjo Builder Series. Filmed entirely on location by Craig Evans, there are four volumes in the DVD Series: Banjo Builders East of the Mississippi (Volume 1), Banjo Builders West of the Mississippi (Volume 2), Conversations with Banjo Historians (Volume 3) and More Conversations with North American Banjo Builders (Volume 4). Smithsonian Folkways has created the "Instrument Builder Collection" to permanently house the Series for posterity.
For more information or to order the Banjo Builder Series, go to: northamericanbanjobuilders.com