BILL EVANSLISTEN TO BILL'S ENDORSEMENT
Bill Evans is known the world over as a musician, teacher, writer, and historian. For over 25 years he has impressed the bluegrass community with his stylings that range from traditional to progressive with a unique mix of original compositions.
TOM NECHVILLELISTEN TO TOM'S ENDORSEMENT
Tom Nechville established Nechville Musical Products and is the creator of the Heli-Mount frame. His shop produces a variety of innovative banjo designs for modern use including lightweight, electric, and collapsible models. Tom's banjos are sold worldwide and used by some of the finest players.
ARTHUR HATFIELDLISTEN TO ARTHUR'S ENDORSEMENT
Arthur Hatfield is a performing Bluegrass musician, instructor, and the maker of the Hatfield line of banjos. He is a member of the band Buck Creek and a versatile freelancer who plays banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass.
Other Celebrities Who Use Mike's Banjo Mute
Dan Menzone has been highlighted in the Banjo Newsletter. He is a member of the Bluegrass band TrueGrass, touring in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dan composes and plays in a melodic style that has evolved over 30 years based on the influences of Earl Scruggs and his studies with Tony Trischka. Dan tells us he keeps a Mike's Banjo Mute in each of his banjo cases so he's never caught without one.
Noam Pikelny is a recording artist and currently a member of the band Punch Brothers.
Known as Dr. Banjo, Peter Wernick composes, performs, writes instruction books, videos, and conducts workshops. He has been a member of several bands, including Country Cooking with Tony Trischka, and Hot Rize with Tim O'Brien. Pete is currently with the bluegrass/jazz band Flexigrass.
Johnny Thorson, affectionately called "Captain Banjo", hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is a recording artist and for 40 years has professionally performed parlour and jazz music with his plectrum banjos. He has opened on stage for such greats as Bob Hope, Teresa Brewer, and comedian David Steinberg.