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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!

Anticipating the release of our 2018 edition, we couldn't be more excited here at Banjo Babes headquarters! Thank you to all the artists, fans, supporters, and collaborators alike who have made this joyful project possible each year. We look forward to sharing the ban-joy with you!

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2018 T-Shirts!

NEW! Limited quantity! 2018 T-Shirts!

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Banjo Babes 2018 Compilation Album: Collector's Ed. Calendar + CD in Eco-Package w/Booklet
  • Banjo Babes 2018 Compilation Album: Collector's Ed. Calendar + CD in Eco-Package w/Booklet
  • Banjo Babes 2018 Compilation Album: Collector's Ed. Calendar + CD in Eco-Package w/Booklet
  • Banjo Babes 2018 Compilation Album: Collector's Ed. Calendar + CD in Eco-Package w/Booklet
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Presenting the fifth-anniversary release of the much-anticipated, limited-edition, thematic calendar and album featuring professional women banjo artists! The Banjo Babes 2018 Calendar & Album package themed "Five String Circus" comes with our 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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2018 Limited-Edition T-Shirt
  • 2018 Limited-Edition T-Shirt
  • 2018 Limited-Edition T-Shirt



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You asked for it, we listened! Presenting the first-ever run of T-shirts celebrating the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album! Available in two vibrant colors for our 2018 theme, our shirt boldly features our 2018 "official logo"!

Colors & Sizes: Fuscia: Junior ("Petite") sizes S through XL Kelly Green: Adult ("Unisex") sizes XS through XXL

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A special-release sticker set celebrating each year of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album Project! Each year's sticker is unique to the color-scheme of that edition, and detailed with the theme and year inside the logo design. Durable, colorful, and fun for all fans!

Our lovely stickers are vinyl and approximately 3.5" by 4".

Printed by our project partner Sticker Mule!

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Become a Featured Artist

Calling all women banjo artists for the 6th-edition (2019) of the world's most beloved collective, grassroots celebration of professional women banjo players!

We are NOW accepting early applications for the 2019 edition.

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Meet the Artists! 2018 Roster 


The 2018 edition of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album will feature twelve banjo artists from around the world. The album will showcase a song from each artist, and the calendar will introduce you to each one through a thematic photo and biography over each month of the year. Our theme for 2018 is "Five String Circus". Click here to read about each artist and to preview their music! 

Please allow us to introduce you to the wonderful group of featured artists for the 2018 edition themed "Five String Circus"! We kindly invite you to learn more about them, visit their websites, and further enjoy their music. The 2018 Featured Artists are: 

  1. JANUARY: Eliza Mary Doyle 
  2. FEBRUARY: Erin Inglish (Project Curator) 
  3. MARCH: Rachel Tietjen (of T Sisters) 
  4. APRIL: Ellen Petersen (of The Petersens) 
  5. MAY: Jane Germain 
  6. JUNE: Evie Ladin 
  7. JULY: Michelle Canning 
  8. AUGUST: Katie Jo Oberthaler 
  9. SEPTEMBER: Marteka Lake 
  10. OCTOBER: Cera Impala 
  11. NOVEMBER: Grace Van't Hof 
  12. DECEMBER: Chris Avetta 

Listen to or purchase the 2018 calendar and album.

Artists Apply Now for 5th & 6th Editions 

Now accepting artist applications for the next two editions (2018 and 2019) of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album! 

Details & Application at: 

Our beloved sorority of women banjo artists from the past and present editions include Evie Ladin, Erin Inglish, Amber Rogers-Clark, Teri Ann Quinn, Moira Smiley, Susie Monick, Emily Dowden-Estes, Hannah Shira, Liat Tova Lis, Kate Lissauer, Chloe LeGrand, Megan McKamey, Dani Aubert, Eliza Doyle, Mary Z Cox, Alina Vivita, Sharon Martinson, Trina Emig, Cara Luft, Lindsay Loubelly, Jami Lynn, Kendra Beth Swanson, Allie Burbrink, Krisanna Marie, Jes Raymond, Donna Lynn Caskey, Cera N Dipity, Margaret MacKay, Grace Ellen Van't Hof, Alison Steele, Alison de Groot, Kendl Winter, Laurie Shook, Megan Saunders, Chris Avetta, Hayley Thomas, Kate Euliss, and Janna Kim.

Artists Apply Now & "Vote for BANJO" 2017 Theme 

Applications for participation in the 2017 Banjo Babes Calendar & Album are due no later than Monday, August 15th, with materials (song and photo) due no later than Monday, September 5th, 2016. 

Please fill out this form and click "submit" as early on in the process as possible. Thank you kindly! 

THEME! The theme for the 2017 calendar and album is "Vote for Banjo!"! It will feature a collection of songs (and photos) celebrating the people's choice candidate this season - the five-string banjo! To each their own as far as how to interpret this and how to integrate your music into the concept - there is no right or wrong - be creative! Ideas might include songs about the awesomeness of our beloved banjo, campaign songs from the past or present, songs about the joys or blues of politics or matters of citizenship, migration, immigration, voting, campaigning, unions, rights activists, laws, outlaws, governments, or anarchy. The connecting thread of course - our beloved banjos! Photos might showcase fake tongue-in-cheek campaigns, such as "Banjo for President" or the artist on her soap box, possibly portray a famous historical figure or the scene of an important measure taken to vote or fought for (civil rights, women's rights, labor movement, environmental rights, the right to bare arms...I mean banjos...freely, etc.), depict the role of government on the local, national and/or international level, potentially parody a candidate who is running, encourage folks to vote, and/or maybe even attempt to portray the magnanimous brilliance of the banjo as an instrument through the photo such that it wins the election this year - be creative! There are many ways to run with this - enjoy and welcome to our 2017 edition...may Banjo win in every race!

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