Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 40 plus years as a professional musician, his stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic players. He’s been nominated twice for a Grammy award. His album Territory (Smithsonian Folkways) was named Best Americana Album at the Independent Music Awards.
He produced Steve Martin’s Grammy nominated Rare Bird Alert (Rounder), featuring performances by Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Tony was the musical director and associate producer of the documentary Give Me the Banjo, which aired on PBS.
As one of the instrument’s top teachers he has created numerous instructional books, DVDs, CDs and the groundbreaking Tony Trischka School of Banjo that is the online banjo home for students from around the world. Tony has received a fellowship from United States Artists