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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!

NEW! Limited quantity! 
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
  • 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
  • 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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Pledge a Pre-Order Now for 2016! 

Help support this fun project for another year by pre-ordering your copy of the Banjo Babes 2016 Calendar & Album!

Presenting the 3rd-edition of the world's most beloved collective, grassroots celebration of professional women banjo players! Once again, we could not do this without your continued support - thank you, again, for celebrating with us!

Help us to make the third edition of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album possible by pledging a pre-order today! Now through September 4th, receive free shipping on domestic orders (and discounts on international shipping), as well as super sweet deals on packages of the Banjo Babes 2016 Calendar & Album! We invite you to meet the artists, preview their music, and make a pledge today. Thank you for your continued support - enjoy!

Our 2016 Theme, "Natural Beauty", will feature over a dozen incredibly talented banjo artists in a fun, thematic calendar and exciting compilation album with a track from each artist!

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Thank you for your support, as always, as we celebrate our third year and counting!!

Our 2016 Featured Artists include:

  • Trina Emig,
  • Erin Inglish,
  • Cara Luft (The Small Glories, The Cara Luft Folk-Rock Revolution, formerly/co-founding member of The Wailin' Jennys),
  • Amber Rogers (Scenic Roots),
  • Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (Time & Luck) - featured cover artist,
  • Mary Z Cox,
  • Allie Burbrink (The Whipstitch Sallies),
  • Alison Steele,
  • Kendra Swanson,
  • Jami Lynn (Jami Buttke)
  • Krisanna Marie (The Raven Claw Hammer)
  • Teri Quinn,
  • Jes Raymond (The Blackberry Bushes Stringband),
  • Donna Lynn Caskey, and
  • Cera Impala.

 
PLEASE NOTE: All pre-orders placed will be shipped in November, 2015.
 

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On behalf of all of the featured artists, thank you kindly for your continued support! Many blessings to all!

Cheers,

Erin Inglish

Project Organizer, Banjo Babes Calendar & Album
www.banjobabescalendar.com

Summer Pre-Sale Begins August 4th 

Presenting the 3rd-edition of the world's most beloved collective, grassroots celebration of professional women banjo players!

Our 2016 Theme, "Natural Beauty", will feature over a dozen incredibly talented banjo artists in a fun, thematic calendar and exciting compilation album with a track from each artist!

Summer pre-sale begins August 4th - save the date! We'll be introducing the music and preview photos of each of the artists during the month of August, where you will be able to pre-order (shipped in October of this year) your very own 2016 edition of the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album and be a part of making this project possible, yet again, for another year!

Thank you for your support, as always, as we celebrate our third year and counting!! Stay tuned!

We cannot wait!!! 2016 Featured Artists include: Trina Emig, Erin Inglish, Cara Luft (The Cara Luft Folk-Rock Revolution), Amber Rogers (Scenic Roots), Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (Time & Luck), Mary Z Cox, Allie Burbrink, The Whipstitch Sallies, Alison Steele, Kendra Swanson, Jami Lynn (Jami Buttke) Krisanna Marie (The Raven Claw Hammer) Teri Quinn, Jes Raymond (The Blackberry Bushes Stringband), Donna Lynn Caskey, and Cera Impala. More to come soon, please stay tuned!

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!