Ukulele Success!

posted Jul 30, 2014, 11:31 PM by Jim Pankey

Ukulele Class

posted Apr 12, 2014, 8:45 AM by Jim Pankey

I'll be teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School from May 30th thru June 1st. 

More information here: Play the Ukulele                                                

Don't Miss Kamp!

posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:14 PM by Jim Pankey

Look, I know you're busy - me too, but you can't miss this.  It's a big deal, and I know you'll love it.  It is - in my estimation - the music camp that all other aspire to be.  Yes, it's that good.

Now I hope you'll sign up for my Old-Time Banjo Class.  I won't lie to you, I need the students.  I will, over the course of the week, share with you all sorts of ideas that you'll be able to use right away.  I'll share things that you can use later.  It'll be fun!  I promise.

I know you all don't play banjo, but there are flat picking guitar classes, fiddling, hammered dulcimer, finger picking guitar and old time singing - and that's just the week I'm there.  The next week there is even more to choose from.  Heck, go both weeks; a lot of people do that.  Really, I wouldn't pull your leg about it.

So, I'm just going to count on you being there.  Follow this link:  Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp


posted Feb 9, 2012, 10:07 AM by Jim Pankey   [ updated Feb 11, 2012, 6:47 PM ]

Hey everyone.  I'll be traveling with Curtis Blackwell and the Dixie Bluegrass Boys to Ireland this Summer for a two week tour.  I'm really looking forward to the trip.  It's an honor to be asked, as well as a pleasure to play with musicians of this caliber.

As I get more details I'll share them.  The current itinerary is already in my schedule, so be sure to check it out.

Big thanks to for  all of the pictures from the promo shoot...  

Recording King

posted Aug 25, 2011, 5:33 PM by Jim Pankey   [ updated Oct 26, 2015, 7:42 PM ]

Way back in February Greg Rich and I started discussing the possibility of me becoming a Recording King endorsing artist.  I played a few of their banjos and was seriously impressed.  They were needing someone to endorse the RK-R35, so I agreed to give it a whirl.

The banjo arrived and after some setup it's a great banjo. Check it out:

I needed a portable PA...

posted May 25, 2011, 2:05 PM by Jim Pankey   [ updated Aug 25, 2011, 5:04 PM ]

...and thanks to many kind folks I was able to purchase the one below.  Thanks again everyone who supported this. My school program is even more versatile now!

Special thanks to Karyn T., Doug D. , Bart C., Chad W., Tedd L., David M., Hobert P., Edna P., Mike L., Danny M., Patrick S., James C..

Extra Special Thanks to Butch L. for your extra special support!

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SPBGMA and Recording King

posted Feb 9, 2011, 9:29 PM by Jim Pankey

One of the real surprises for me at SPBGMA was a couple of new banjos from Recording King.  Greg Rich captured this video of my playing on one of their "budget" minded models.  It sure sounded great.  It's the RK-35 Madison.  

SKAK 2010

posted Jul 5, 2009, 9:23 PM by Jim Pankey

Yep... SKAK 2010.  I'll be teaching old-time banjo.  Stay tuned for more details.

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