Young Banjoists: A Call to Action

Having once been a “young banjoist” myself (I started at the age of 12), I have often thought about what it takes to get kids (or even young adults) interested in the banjo. I have sadly watched the four-string banjo fade in popularity in my 40+ years of playing, so this question has taken on increasing importance—indeed, it has become a call to action for me.

But Seriously Folks. . .

I chose the subject of “taking things too seriously” as my first published blog, simply because everything I do and say is affected by the habit. I’ve always had difficulty just “doing something for the sake of doing it”; without fail, I get sucked in by the fascinating details of the subject, making it hard to just have a “hobby.” Anyway, you’ve been warned!