'What would we do without banjos to make bluegrass music all sound alike'?

- Ron Thompson

Banjo Stuff!

Jim Poulette's 5-String Banjo Resources

Link to "Banjo Jam" Audio File

  • Earl Scruggs - J.D. Crowe - Don Reno - Tony Trishka - Bill Evans
  • Sonny Osborn - Bruce Stockwell - Bela Fleck - Alan Munde
  • Ross Nickerson - Bill Emerson - Bill Keith - Janet Davis -
  • Noam Pikelny - Gene Parker - Danny Barnes - Rich Stillman
  • Sammy Shelor - Rob McCoury - Ben Freed - Banjo Newsletter
  • Banjo Hangout - Ted Lehmann's Blog - Eddie Collins
  • Don Borchelt - Banjo Newsletter - Eddie Collins
  • Nickerson's BanjoTeacher.Com - Al Munde's Banjo College
  • Elfshot 5-String Banjo Inversions - Bill Palmer's Banjo Wizard
  • Warren Yates Banjo Site - Siminoff Banjo & Mandolin
  • Stephen Trussel's Banjo Resources - Brian Ramsey's BanjoLessons.Net
  • Phillip Mann's Bluegrass Banjo Site - Fretted Instruments (Jack Baker)
  • Nathan Torkington's Tablature Resources - Adams Country Banjo
  • Folf-of-the-Wood 5-string Banjo Basics - Boston Bluegrass Union
  • Jim Bottorff's Accompaniment Chords - Traditional Music Chords
  • Banjo Sally Online - Don's Fiddle Tune Arrangement
  • Gibson OAI - Stelling - Huber - Bishline - Nechville - Deering
  • 2013/2014 Holiday Tune! (Still a work in progress)

    Link to "Holiday Tune" Audio File (My pickin' - Arrangement by Ross Nickerson)

    © 2013 Jim Poulette

    Link to Bruce Stockwell's "Take Mother Home" tabbed out in the June 2008
    Banjo Newsletter. A fantastic 3 minute banjo lesson!


    The "Lunchtime Gang" - Photo © 2013 Bob Beaudry

    Washburn B160 ("the burn")

    2009, VGC, This is my "road banjo" that I play out with a lot.
    Pretty beat up, not great - but not terrible either. All maple,
    and weighs a ton. Has a decent bell brass tone ring at 49 ounces.
    Has an unbelievably chunky neck with a super wide nut (1-3/8").
    I've modified this instrument extensively - if you're interested
    in what I've done you can go here. No longer in production.

    Crabgrass is: Guy Sous, JB Mack, Jon Udell, & Jim Poulette

    2014 - My attempt at Bruce Stockwell's "Skye" in a modal D Minor tuning.

    © 2014 Jim Poulette