The Banjo Babes Calendar & Album (and Tour!) is a collective, grassroots celebration of professional women banjo players. Each year, we produce a lighthearted thematic calendar, professional compilation album, and exciting annual tour!

Thank you to all the artists, fans, supporters, and collaborators alike who have made this joyful project possible each year. Entering its third year, we look forward to the 2016 edition!



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Banjo Babes 2015 Compilation Album: CALENDAR + CD in Eco-Package

Banjo Babes 2015 Compilation Album: CALENDAR + CD in Eco-Package

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The limited-edition, thematic 2015 wall-calendar (approx. 12" by 12") featuring a photo and bio of each artist, PLUS the professional compilation album (CD in eco-package with eight-page, full-color booklet).

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Become a Featured Artist

The Banjo Babes Calendar & Album project is about much more than just a calendar or compilation album - featured artists are welcomed as an integral part of this fun and empowering project, a banjo sorority of sorts.

Featured artists enjoy publicity from collaborative distribution of the calendar and on the album, opportunities to distribute (and make a profit from) the product at their own shows, as well as participate in multi-bill shows with other performers. Learn More...

Latest News

Calling All Artists! Apps. Due June 19 

It is with great pleasure that we extend the invitation to participate in the third-annual, 2016-edition of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album! The application form, as well as frequently asked questions about participation in the Banjo Babes collective project, is found on the Participation Page.

Applications for the 2016 edition are being received through the website on a rolling basis, now through Friday, June 19th, 2015.

Please note! Materials (i.e., photos and songs) are due no later than Friday, July 10th, 2015. More information...

2015 Tour Rolls Onward 

From Berkeley to Boston and back, the featured artists of the 2015 release of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album have been touring across our great nation for almost two months now, sharing banjo joy with the good folks in each town.

Offering double- and triple- bills with so many amazing women who play banjo - these shows have been most epic and fund for all! Below are a few shots from the road. Thanks for joining us!

Featured artists pictured above at the Freight & Salvage Coffee House in Berkeley, California are (from left to right), Erin Inglish, Sharon Martinson, Evie Ladin, and Moira Smiley. It was a great show - we look forward to returning to the Bay Area! (Photo by Lisa Lynne Franco)

Pictured above in Knoxville, Tennessee, is Erin Inglish (artist, project organizer, and tour curator) and The Lowest Pair (featured artist Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee) as they prepared to play on the WDVX Blue Plate Special. (Photo by Ryland Veesart)
Have a copy of the 2015 album? Take a listen here!

Berkeley to Boston - It's Banjo Time 

That's right folks, we're hittin' the road! The Banjo Babes 2015 National Tour is officially underway this February and March, 2015. We hope you might join us at one of our shows, and please spread the word about our show schedule to your friends and family across the nation.

Below is a poster featuring all artists who will be performing this year on the tour, and the tour route with dates/venues/schedule can be found on our show schedule page - save the date and see you there!

Your Very Own 2015 Edition! 

Banjo music! Get your banjo music! Right here at Banjo Babes central we still have some copies of the limited-edition 2015 Calendar & Album package available for sale in our store! They make a great gift, a wonderful personal touch at your own desk, or a fun collectors' item. Thanks for supporting independent music!

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