Launched in 2003 to serve the needs of fellow banjo players, Banjo.com has become a recognized leader in the bluegrass music industry. With more than 500 banjos in stock, our showroom is located in a hub of bluegrass musicians just 10 miles north of Atlanta. It's a fun place to relax with a new or used banjo, whether you pick or strum. So come and jam with us. All musicians are invited. We enjoy making music and serving others. Our personal and professional principles are based on our Christian faith. We strive to honor God in all that we do. Click here to see our "welcome" video.
John Drummond fell in love with the banjo at the Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Pensacola. Already familiar with the guitar, John's interest in the banjo grew with each visit to Shakey's, and on his 16 th birthday his parents presented him a banjo. He learned to play by reading tablature in the book, Earl Scruggs and the 5 String Banjo.
A 22-year veteran of IBM, John launched a business in 1999 to serve the needs of fellow unicyclists. Today, with franchise locations in over a dozen countries, Unicycle.com is probably the world's largest retailer of unicycles in the world. The first ten years are detailed in his book, Reinventing The Wheel: The Story of Unicycle.com. "Retail taught me that word-of-mouth can make or break a business," says John. "We have to earn the right every day to trade with our customers."
Raised on traditional bluegrass music, Barry Waldrep plays banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar and also electric slide guitar. He became a full-time, professional musician in 1987. A veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, he has recorded with Country Music superstar Randy Travis, toured with The Zac Brown Band, and performed with John Cowan (Doobie Brothers). Barry recently recorded his CD/DVD Smoke From The Kitchen eaturing Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), Paul T. Riddle (Marshall Tucker band), Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band), David Grisman, Chuck Leavell and many others. Check out his website at: www.barrywaldrep.com.
Barry has been trading in the used and vintage musical instrument market for many years. He has owned and sold pre-war Martin guitars, Gibson banjos and mandolins, and used mandolins from Gilchrist, Nugget and Collings. If you're considering a trade, call Barry at 678-594-7042.
Stephen Cagle, mandolin specialist
Jim "Duck" Adkins, events manager, banjo instructor
Greg Earnest, banjo instructor