Where would bluegrass be without the banjo? Well, if you listened to last week’s playlist, you’d know it wouldn’t be that bad… but we’d all miss the five-string all the same! Despite having a history that goes back many centuries, the banjo is an instrument whose players never stop innovating. This week’s playlist is a celebration of 75 years of top-tier banjo players, from the early banjo masters like Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley to today’s heavyweights like Alison Brown and Noam Pikelny. Enjoy a sampling of twenty of our genre’s best banjo pickers, from the 1940s to now!