Bands/Musicians Famous Banjo Players  

Steve Jackson
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Famous Banjo Players, with photos, is a list of the best known banjo musicians in the world. These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the singers who claim all the fame, these musicians are famous in their own right. As time has past and music evolved, the list of musical instruments available has grown, especially with the advent of the digital age.

Who are the most famous banjo players? While the vocalist may have his lyrics, it is the musicians behind him, who truly make the sound. After all, instrumentals are as popular as ever, but a cappellas are few and far between. Best of all, with our modern recording technology, we will be able to enjoy these artists for centuries if not millennia!

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Abigail Washburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Americana, Old-time music

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Alan Munde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Bluegrass

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Alison Brown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass

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Allen Shelton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Andy Irivne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Andy Irivne

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Arthur Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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B. F. Shelton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Banjo Players
B. F. Shelton

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Barney McKenna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Folk music of Ireland

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Bascom Lamar Lunsford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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Bee Ho Gray is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Béla Fleck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Ben Eldridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Bernie Leadon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Rock music, Country rock, Country

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Bill Keith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Bluegrass, Country

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Bill Lowrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Ragtime, Dixieland

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Billy Whitlock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Bob Carlin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Bradley Fish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Brent Hinds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Progressive metal, Groove metal, Rock music

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Buck Trent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Country

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Buckethead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Noise rock, Dark ambient, Space rock

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Buell Kazee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Country

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Burl Ives is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Butch Robins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Charlie Poole is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Country

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Charlie Tagawa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Ragtime, Dixieland

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Clarence Ashley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Folk music

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Clive Palmer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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“Country” Winston Marshall is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Banjo Players
“Country” Winston Marshall

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Cynthia Sayer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Dan Emmett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Dan Emmett

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Dan Levenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Dan Levenson

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Danny Barker is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Jazz, Blues, Zydeco

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Danny Barnes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Rock music, Folk music, Jazz

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Dave Johnston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Progressive bluegrass, Jam band

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David

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David Eugene Edwards is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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David Holt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Dick Roberts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Dick Roberts

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Dock Boggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Old-time music

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Dock Walsh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Dock Walsh

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Don Reno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Bluegrass

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Don Wayne Reno is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Douglas Dillard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Dwight Diller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Banjo Players

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Earl Scruggs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Bluegrass, Gospel music, Country

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Eddie Adcock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Banjo Players
Bluegrass

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Eddie Condon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Banjo Players