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Gordy the Banjo-ologist


THROUGH OUR NATIVE INSTRUMENT, SONG AND STORY, HE TAKES YOU ON A THEATRICAL JOURNEY INTO AMERICA'S MULTI CULTURAL PAST, TO REVEAL THE TIMELESS GOOD THINGS OF LIFE.

AMERICA'S POPULAR MUSIC, FROM 1830 TO 1935, WAS INSEPARABLE FROM THE BANJO; A THERAPEUTIC TOY BORN FROM THE MIXTURE OF CULTURES IN THE NEW LAND. GORDY THE BANJO-OLOGIST OFFERS GOOD TIME MUSIC ON THE ACTUAL INSTRUMENTS OF EACH ERA, UTILIZING RARE MUSEUM-QUALITY FOUR, FIVE, SIX, AND EIGHT STRING ANTIQUE BANJOS IN AN ACCURATE AND FUNNY SHOW OF EARLY FOLK MUSIC, MINSTREL SHOW TUNES, RAGTIME, EARLY JAZZ, BLUEGRASS AND SWING. WITH OUR NATIVE BANJO'S CHERRY SOUND AND A RUNNING COMIC COMMENTARY, 160 YEARS OF OUR EVER CHANGING CULTURE IS BROUGHT TO LIFE BY THIS GENTLE HISTORIAN OF NORTH AMERICAN SONG.
A ROUSING MUSICAL, GIGGLING SHOW THAT'S UNIQUELY AMERICAN!

GORDY IS THE ONLY MUSICIAN AVAILABLE EXPERT IN ALL THE BANJO FORMS!


AVAILABLE SHOWS...

BANJO-OLOGY: A COMEDY MUSICAL HISTORY OF ANTIQUE BANJOS...

America's popular music, 1830-1935, from the actual instruments of each era. An accurate and funny show, featuring Early Folk Music, Minstrel Show Tunes, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Bluegrass and Swing.
Performance lengths:

  • 30 MINUTE SHOW
  • 45 MINUTE SHOW
  • 1 1/2 HOUR CONCERT
  • SENIOR CITIZENS SHOWS...

    The above banjo-ology show, with an emphasis on the melodic and romantic hits of early Vaudeville, Broadway and radio - i.e. more Jazz, Ballads & Swing of the Thirties. Memories with a melody 1900-1940
    Performance lengths:

  • 30 MINUTE SHOW
  • 45 MINUTE SHOW
  • KIDS SHOWS...

    The above banjo-ology show, with a lot more silliness! Up tempo selections. Sing along and the musical lunch bag! Fun and educational - our living, singing history!
    Performance lengths:

  • 30 MINUTE SHOW
  • "I AM DEDICATED TO MY CRAFT, TO SPARKING JOY WHENEVER I PERFORM, AND TO ASSURING THINGS RUN SMOOTHLY. I HAVE NUMEROUS TYPES AND LENGTHS OF SHOWS, SO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE IN MIND. I KNOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT.
    .......GORDY


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