Ken Perlman

Ken Perlman

Perhaps the best-known exponent of the “melodic” clawhammer style, Ken Perlman is known as a master of clawhammer technique wherever banjos are played, and an expert teacher of clawhammer mechanics. He has been a Banjo Newsletter columnist for 30 years, has written several books on clawhammer including Melodic Clawhammer Banjo and Clawhammer Style Banjo, and has taught at well over a dozen music camps. Ken was one of the original directors of Banjo Camp North, and currently directs American Banjo Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp and Suwannee Banjo Camp. His most recent recordings are You Can’t Beat the Classics (with fiddler Alan Jabbour) and Northern Banjo. www.kenperlman.com