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Guitarist Lowell Levinger Talks Vintage Banjos And The Late Earl Scruggs

Posted on the 30 March 2012 by Gerard @presurfer
Vintage banjo collector Lowell Levinger is perhaps best known to 1960s music fans as 'Banana,' the bushy-haired guitarist and keyboards player for The Youngbloods. Today, Levinger is the proprietor of Players Vintage Instruments, where he buys and sells vintage guitars, mandolins, banjos, and other musical instruments.
He also performs bluegrass and folk music for families under the name Grandpa Banana. Recently, Collectors Weekly spoke with Lowell Levinger about vintage banjos and the evolution of the instrument, from its African roots to its role as a bluegrass staple.
(thanks Ben)The Presurfer

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