Episode 12

Jake Schepps: “You Hear All That, Too‽”


February 1st, 2022

55 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

Jake Schepps is an uncommon banjoist & composer creating music for the traditional American string band that is anything but traditional. In this episode, he speaks with host Matt Brown in his capacity as director of the Banjo Summit, a progressive 3-finger banjo workshop for intermediate, advanced, and professional musicians. The next Banjo Summit will be held February 11-13, 2022 on Zoom. It features an extraordinary cast of banjoists including Kristin Scott Benson, Noam Pikelny, Bill Evans, Wes Corbett, and Jayme Stone. Jake also describes his recent online camp featuring the band Hawktail, and forthcoming banjo transcription books he will publish featuring the original music of Béla Fleck, Wes Corbett, Adam Larrabee, and Max Allard. Jake has taught at NimbleFingers, Berklee College of Music, Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp, British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop, University of Northern Colorado, and produced an instructional DVD entitled Modern Banjo Ideas & Techniques.

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