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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:  
https://www.banjobabescalendar.com/participate 

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!

Apply Now

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!

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!