I've just recently launched the Ken Perlman YouTube Channel featuring videos of my performances and some banjo instruction, too. The channel features recently made videos, of course, but I've also "harvested" a few dozen videos from years past that other folks have previously posted on YouTube. I even managed to find maybe a couple of dozen videos featuring the late great Appalachian style fiddler Alan Jabbour and me in concert. Continue reading
- A Crooked-Tunes Survival Kit" | Saturday January 9, 2021; 5:00-6:15 PM Eastern Time. (This class is part of a full day of online classes in old-time banjo sponsored by American Banjo Camp; note that times listed on the ABC page are Pacific Standard Time).
- Creating Variations & Breaks in Clawhammer | Monday Jan. 25, 2021 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern Time
- Translating the Fiddle Music of Cape Breton & Prince Edward Island to Clawhammer Banjo: Four Classes in February sponsored by Maine Traditional Music School of Portland (Every Monday in February, 7:30-8:15 PM Eastern Time).
Ken's newest tab/instruction book, Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, has just been published by Mel Bay Publications. Ken draws on several decades of experience as a player and arranger to create authentic note-for-note settings for over 100 exquisite tunes. Click here for book details, complete tune list, and to order a copy. Continue reading
Plans for the East Tennessee Banjo Academy have unfortunately been suspended indefinitely (too many events in the region with a similar focus).