Music through the Decades – Roots of America’s Music – Part 3

“The Banjo Contest” With its origin made from a gourd covered with ground’s hog hide, goat’s skin, or sometimes cat skin, the “banja or banjars”, today’s banjo has become a part of America’s heritage. The story of the banjo is about America’s people from its African American roots to the cabins in the dark hollows…

Lester B. Armistead Jug Band Championship

With the year 2015, comes the return of the jug band competition and a new moniker- The Lester B. Armistead Jug Band Championship. The popular competition will host a myriad of talent, all competing for the cash prize and Lester B. Armistead Trophy. “Lonesome” Lester Armistead was a veteran of the jug band scene and…

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