Beginning Clawhammer Banjo


  • Banjo workshop with American Roots musician Davey Harrison, focusing on the clawhammer style of banjo-playing
  • Wednesday, August 19 | 5:00-7:00 PM Central Time
  • Workshop registration closes at noon on August 19
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Join Davey Harrison as we talk about beginner clawhammer (a.k.a. frailing) banjo techniques, tunings, simple repertoire, and the history of this beautiful style of banjo playing during this two hour course. No previous experience required. This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate banjo players. Tickets for this event are $20 each. Feel free to email with any questions, or email if you have technical questions about getting connected with the workshop.

Originally from Gloucester, England, Davey Harrison found his passion for the mandolin and American Roots music while growing up in Wisconsin. His constant love for music led him to study Classical Vocal Performance at Lawrence University’s Conservatory of Music in Appleton, WI. Davey then attended the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where he received a Master’s of Music in Contemporary Improvisation focusing on mandolin and vocal performance.

Davey now lives near Oconomowoc and performs frequently with his wife and musical partner Maire Clement in their duo the Boston Imposters. Their original music combines the influence of many folk traditions with their own personal stories and perspectives.

Davey teaches mandolin, guitar, claw-hammer banjo, voice, and songwriting.

[Portrait of Davey provided; product photo by Chen Mizrach on Unsplash]