Mike Munford Interview: “There were rays of hope…” (First banjo player on ELG!)

 

On this Mike Munford Interview: Life before vs. after Sept 9, 1973… the serendipity of his banjo journey, playing to ONE person (who was asleep) and wondering “Is this what my destiny looks like?”… tips for guitarists wanting to play the banjo, being independent and resourceful, a serious early decision he made for himself as he committed to music, why you shouldn’t “Drag yourself to work every day”… being more forgiving of yourself, perseverance & more. Fun convo with this passionate musician

Born in St. Louis and raised in Baltimore, Mike started playing banjo at age 15. Well-known throughout the mid-Atlantic area, Mike currently tours with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, a highly acclaimed contemporary bluegrass band with multiple Grammy nominations. Mike is an IBMA “Banjo Player of the Year” award winner, and is equally well-known for his knowledge and expertise in banjo set-ups

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