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
Ken now offers online banjo clinics. Here are the next two (click on the links to learn more)
- Saturday, April 10, 2021. 5:00-6:30 Pm Eastern Beyond the “Galax Lick”: the Arpeggio Technique in Clawhammer. Sponsored by American Banjo Camp. Click for Information or to register.
- Monday, April 26, 2021. 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern. Some Great Modal Tunes from West Virginia Fiddler Henry Reed
- Monday, May 10, 2021. 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern. Classic Bluegrass Fiddle Tunes, Played Note-for Note in Clawhammer Style.
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).