On this page it is our honor to include our selection of professionally produced CDs and DVDs recorded using American Made Banjo parts and Kel Kroydon banjos. Listen to the sound clips, and then click on the order buttons to order these CDs directly from the artist.

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Now, for the first time, these seemingly difficult fancy backup licks are explained note-by-note by Casey Henry, who has been studying Earl's playing for years. Casey makes learning them easy, by starting with the simplest licks and building up to the more complex. And best of all, she shows you how to use them in real bluegrass songs.

Each section on this DVD includes three to four separate lessons that teach individual licks. Then we put the licks into backup patterns for the classic numbers Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, Titanic, and Will the Roses Bloom. Once learned, these licks can be used in a wide variety of other songs, including several that have identical chord progressions to the ones taught here.

Casey Henry is using her Kel Kroydon Signature Series Banjo on this instructional video.

JANET DAVIS, special guest on
Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie: Southern

Janet Davis is playing her Style 6 with a Dannick 20 Hole Tone Ring in the song "Grandma's Tattoos".

"The whole idea behind having Janet as a special guest was to show people she's a great banjo player in addition to being a wonderful teacher and author." - Bill Emerson
Special Guests
Janet Davis - Banjo on Grandma's Tattoos
Rickie Simpkins - Fiddle
Frank Solivan - Fiddle on I Don't Care Anymore
Song List
1. I Don't Care Anymore
2. Love Reunited
3. Life In The Old Farm
4. The Midnight Train
5. Old Coal Town
6. The Black Fox
7. I Can't Find Your Love Anymore
8. Little Stone Lambs
9. Sometimes The Pleasure's Worth The Pain
10. Grandpa Emory's Banjo
11. Grandma's Tattoos - listen!
12. The Lord Will Light The Way


Rich Stillman is using his Kel Kroydon Banjo with Rich Stillman Signature Strings on this CD.

Track List
1. Beyond the Heavens
2. Prisoner of the Highway
3. Hobo on a Freight Train - listen!
4. Polka on a Banjo - listen!
5. Mr. Beford's Barn - listen!
6. I Love to Tell the Story
7. On the Road from Appomattox - listen!
8. Roustabout
9. Holding Things Together
10. Panhandle Rag
11. Swing Low Sweet Chariot - listen!
12. I Know the Way to You by Heart


Listen to and learn easy arrangements of popular bluegrass songs. The breaks on this new video have been tried and tested by both Murphy and Casey with their live students. Breaks include Old Home Place, Nine Pound Hammer, Salty Dog, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Amazing Grace, and a high break to the standard bluegrass G-C-D-G chord progression. This standard break can be used for many different songs including Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Great Speckled Bird, I Didn't Know God Made Honky Tonk Angels, the chorus of Sophronie, Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler, Fallen Leaves, the verse of I'm Using My Bible For A Roadmap, and more.

Casey Henry is using her Kel Kroydon Signature Series Banjo on this instructional video.


This is one of Steve's finest banjo CDs to date. Produced by John McEuen with special guests Mary Black, Vince Gill, Tim O'Brien, Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Tony Trischka and Pete Wernick, Steve displays his impeccable 3 finger and clawhammer style of playing. This is a CD worth listening to.

Steve plays his Kel Kroydon banjo on Track 10, Saga of the Old West.

Track List
1. Daddy Played the Banjo
2. Pitkin County Turnaround
3. Hoedown at Alice's
4. Late for School
5. Tin Roof
6. Words Unspoken
7. Pretty Flowers
8. Wally on the Run
9. Freddie's Lilt
10. Saga of the Old West
11. Clawhammer Medley
12. Calico Train
13. Banana Banjo
14. Blue River Waltz
15. The Crow


Charles Wood is playing a Kel Kroydon New Generation Style 11 Banjo with a Dannick 20 Hole Tone Ring.

Track List
1. Fire on the Mountain - listen!
2. Mississippi Sawyer
3. Summertime - listen!
4. Devil's Dream
5. Boston Boy
6. Under the Double Eagle
7. Green River Waltz - listen!
8. Red Haired Boy
9. Stars and Stripes
10. Cuckoo's Nest
11. June Apple
12. Blackberry Blossom
13. Freebird - listen!


Aaron McDaris is playing his 1935 converted TB3 with a Nickel Dannick 20 Hole Tone Ring.

Track List
1. Feeling Blue
2. Sad Wind Sighs
3. Choices
4. Only Daddy That Will Walk the Line, The
5. Indiana
6. Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
7. Today I Started Loving You Again
8. Can't You Hear the Whistle Blow
9. Remembering
10. Keep On Walkin'
11. Happy Go Lucky
12. Farther Along


Aaron McDaris is playing his 1935 converted TB3 with a Nickel Dannick 20 Hole Tone Ring.

Track List
1. My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains
2. Banks of the Ohio
3. White House Blues - listen!
4. John Henry - listen! - more!
5. Take This Hammer
6. Sitting On Top Of The World
7. Two Dollar Bill
8. Bury Me Beneath The Willow
9. Little Maggie - listen! - more!
10. Going Across The Sea
11. I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers
12. Lonesome Road Blues - listen!
13. Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
14. Salt Creak
15. Roving Gambler
16. Sally Gooden

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