Oh my this was fun.
If you've not yet met Dan Knowles, you're in for a treat. In addition to being a full-time Banjo Builder, Dan also makes his living as a banjo performer and teacher. As an artist, he's livin' the dream!
Dan is also a sensitive guy. It's not only one of his gifts, it plays into every aspect of his banjo life. Hearing him tell the story just confirms what a fine human being he is. But you'll figure that out within the first few minutes.
Dan is one more confirmation of what a unique group of individuals these north American Banjo Builders really are.
Recognized for their artistry, craftsmanship and performance, Dan Knowles 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