• Banjo: An Illustrated History - Special Rate for Banjo Cafe

    Banjo: An Illustrated History
    Montclair, N.J. — Backbeat Publications, a division of Hal Leonard has announced a special discounted rate extended to Banjo Cafe visitors for Bob Carlin's new book Banjo: An Illustrated History.

    Regularly $35.00, visitors to the Backwing Store can enter discount code Banjo Cafe at checkout to receive the book for $25.00 plus free shipping to U.S. customers.

    The book, written by acclaimed banjoist, author, and broadcaster Bob Carlin, offers the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the banjo in its many forms. He traces the story of the instrument from its roots in West Africa to its "birth" in the Americas, and from its coming of age in the Industrial Revolution to its renaissance in the hands of today's craftsmen.

    It features 100 milestone instruments with in-depth coverage, including model details and beautiful photos.

    As well as spotlighting the instruments themselves and providing information on all the main types and makes of banjos, Banjo: An Illustrated History traces the development of the instrument as an artifact and symbol and explores its place in popular and folk culture.

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