John Hermann
Clawhammer banjo

John Herrmann has traveled the world playing old-time music for over thirty years. He plays fiddle with the New Southern Ramblers but has performed with many bands, including The Henrie Brothers (1st Place at Galax, 1976), Critton Hollow, The Wandering Ramblers, One-Eyed Dog, the Rockinghams, Bigfoot, and Chicken Train. Equally at home on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and bass, John is known as the “Father of Old-time Music” (in Japan!) and as the originator of the slow jam. He has been on staff at numerous music camps from coast to coast and has completed several European tours with dancer Ira Bernstein. John Lives in Asheville, N.C.