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Banjo Supplies

Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy 2014 was held May 1st - 4th at the Elliot Family Farms festival site just a few miles from Earl Scruggs' birthplace near Shelby, North Carolina. SMBA the merged with a new banjo festival, Five-String Fest. This venue is a great outdoor facility with a fantastic view, three performance stages and a workshop stage, log cabin structures for classrooms, a jam building, a "sit-down meal" food vendor, three vendor areas, onsite camping, and many modern amenities. Five-String Fest 2014 boasted a huge array of top banjo players, and many taught classes for SMBA. The new Earl Scruggs Center, a museum dedicated to the Father of Bluegrass Banjo, is in nearby Shelby NC. Five-String Fest performers and/or SMBA faculty:

Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive, J.D. Crowe, The Boxcars (Ron Stewart), Charlie Cushman & Johnnie Warren, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (Ned Luberecki), Big Daddy Love, Wayne Erbsen, The Grascals (Kristin Scott-Benson), Ryan Cavanaugh, Songs of the Fall (Cia Cherryholmes), Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, The Freight Hoppers (Frank Lee), Tony Furtado, True Blue (Jack Hatfield), Dan Levensen, James McKinney and the Night Travelers, The Moore Brothers, Mountain Heart (Barry Abernathy), Ross Nickerson, The Traveling McCoureys (Rob McCourey), The Moore Brothers, Willow Osborne with Col. Isaac Moore, Reno and Harrell (Don Wayne Reno), Shannon Slaughter and County Claire, The Steel Drivers (Richard Bailey), Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennesseans, Tony Trischka Territory!

Click on the SMBA website link below for specifics on SMBA faculty.

Click here to go to Five-String Fest website

Click here to go to SMBA website - more festival info, registration form with prices, registration online by credit card.

Five-String Fest presented by

Nechville Musical Products

email Jack Hatfield for information and mail-in registration form

Reports on previous Smoky Mountain Banjo Academys

Video of Larry McNeely at SMBA

Dueling Banjo and Harp SMBA 2012

Banjos, banjo parts and accessories, practice aides, and banjo tablature.

Specializing in banjo books and other instructional items!

Here are some unique items ANY banjo player can use! These items are unique Hatfield Music items, not available anywhere else.

Great Christmas gifts for the banjo player who has everything!

AntiGravity Strapgo to:
Pick Pouch go to:
Raejusters adjustable resonater screws. go to:
Banjo Cleaning Kit go to:
NEW! Banjo Setup Kit go to:
Banjo Board Right hand practice simulator.New Derluxe model available! go to:
Pick Sampler: Four different thumb picks, three different sets finger picks. go to:

NEW ITEMS:

 
prowler bridge
Snuffy Smith New Generation banjo bridges! Also, Katz Eyez standard and Prowler bridges now available in submerged wood! Go to:

Onstage heavy duty Fold-up A-frame instrument Stand go to:

Terminator  B1116-5 Chrome plated fully adjustable tailpiece.

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Thinline Armrests - fits any banjo including Goodtime. Made from beautiful hardwoods. go to:

 

   
DVD now available for Bluegrass Banjo Method, Book One! All Bluegrass Banjo Method CD's reduced to $10.00! Go to:
Banjo Setup Kit by Hatfield Music - go to:

Gotoh Tuning Machines

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Snark SN-9 clip-on Tuner/metronome, Snark SN-4 Hand-held tuner/metronomego to:
 
 
Dynamics of Banjo Sound by Tom Nechville. Go to:

Smokin/Bluegrass banjo Licks by Eddie Collins

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Easy Irish and Celtic session Tunes for Five-String Banjo by Tom Hanway

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School of Banjo - Melodic Style by Janet Davis.

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How to Practice Banjo, Rock Solid Timong and Backup Tips, How to play in key sof C,D,E,F and G up the Neck - DVDs go to:

Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy, Gospel Songs for Banjo Made Easy, Bluegrass Standards for Banjo Made Easy - Ross Nickerson  go to:

Gold Tone Zero Glide Nut. Go to:

 

Recording King RK-35-BR Banjo Go to:

Gold Tone ABS condenser banjo and dobro microphone systems. Go to:

 

SMBA 2012 Tshirtfront SMBA T shirtback
Jack Hatfield CD's go to SMBA 2012 T Shirt Go to:

The Best of Jack Hatfield - Mel Bay Publications MB22072BCD - A new anthology from Jack Hatfield - 112 pages, TWO CD's! Thirty-eight arrangements from beginner to advanced level. Includes advanced upper neck Scruggs, melodic and single string arrangements of tunes in earlier levels of Bluegrass Banjo Method....plus great lengthy contest and "feature" performance arrangements of slow tunes, fiddle tunes, pop, swing and blues tunes: Jerusalem Ridge, Maiden's Prayer, Limehouse Blues, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Twelve Blues Bars plus six Jack Hatfield originals.

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Jack Hatfield on BANJOTALK.COM

Hear JACK HATFIELD interviewed on BanjoTalk.com. BanjoTalk is a one-hour talk show webcast all over the world. Jack will discuss the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy. Jack was also recently interviewed on Tom Ball's Just Plain Folk webcast to be aired soon.

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