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Question of the Day: Banjo: Pro or Con?

by Morning Show

Claudia is having a hard time finding any DETRACTORS of the Banjo, but we suspect they're out there.  After all, there are entire websites devoted to jokes at the instrument's expense.  Still, what sounds happier than a Banjo in the right hands?  Claudia sits down with Tony Trischka and filmmaker Marc Fields at the Jacob Burns center to chat about all things Banjo at a special screening of a great movie the subject tomorrow night... while we look for your all-time great banjo songs in this morning's Question of the Day.

Here are the songs for today's playlist:

1. "Sugar and Pie" - Abigail Washburn, Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet

2. "Rye Whiskey" - Punch Brothers, Antifogmatic

3. "Gentle on My Mind" - John Hartford, Live at College Station Pennsylvania

4. "Salty Dog Blues" - Earl Scruggs with family and friends, Live at the Ryman

5. "Super Freak" - Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby , Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby