Alan Munde Banjo Clinic

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Tuesday / April 10, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
United States

Alan Munde needs no introduction to longtime bluegrass fans. From his early creative work with Sam Bush in Poor Richard's Almanac to his traditional bluegrass apprenticeship with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys, to his 21-year stint anchoring the landmark Country Gazette, Munde has blazed a trail as one of the most innovative and influential banjo players of all time.

Along the way, Munde also recorded and contributed to numerous instrumental recordings, including the 2001 IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year, Knee Deep in Bluegrass. Munde has supplemented his recorded work with several instructional publications for the banjo and, since 1986, Munde has taught bluegrass and country music at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, a program which has produced many professional musicians nationwide. In recent years, Munde has performed and recorded as a duo with his South Plains faculty colleague (and former Gazette-mate) Joe Carr.

Munde's extensive body of recorded work, his instructional materials, and his work at South Plains (including the annual Camp Bluegrass) has solidified his status as one of the true "gurus" of the five-string. Munde currently serves on the board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association.