Ross Nickerson has a solo CD out on Pinecastle and has been on the faculty of the Maryland Banjo Academy and the BNL/SPBGMA workshop in Nashville. He has worked over 20 years as a professional musician in venues such as Las Vegas and Disneyland theme park in Japan. He is currently touring, teaching seminars, and performing worldwide, and has recently released his Mel Bay publication, The Banjo Encyclopedia. At his website, , he has learn-to-play banjo books, videos, books with tab, CDs, DVDs, tablature, online Internet lessons, accessories, sound bytes, video lessons, free song of the month in streaming video, free downloads, and the Banjo Buddies list to meet other banjo players. He is director of the Banjo Cruise, a floating banjo workshop to be held yearly.

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multi-talented Ross Nickerson is not only a great banjo player but a gifted teacher of the instrument also. He also has several published books, CD's, & DVD's available at his website,

Even Though he wears his Dogwood strap backwards (the adjustable end on the neck side) , he is a forward thinking guy.


You can almost read the 'Makers Mark' on Ross' Dogwood strap right above the adjustment slots