Sydney Recording Studios: History of the Banjo Part III

Sydney Recording Studios: After the War soldiers carried the knowledge and appreciation of the instrument home to almost every corner of America. During most of this time the banjo was looked-down upon by the more well-to-do classes of the population. Articles in the...

Recording Studio: History of the Banjo Part II

Recording Studio: History of the Banjo continued… Recording Studio: the Fifth String Joel Walker Sweeney of The Sweeney Minstrels, born 1810, was often credited with the invention of the short fifth string. Scholars know that this is not the case. A painting...