You've probably heard the saying "Those who cannot do, teach." Don't mistake "Banjo" Ben Clark for someone who falls into this category.
Ben has played and toured professionally with acts Lila McCann, Josh Gracin, Craig Morgan, and finally... The one and only Taylor Swift. Not only did he play the banjo for these acts, he spent time strumming a 6 string, picking a mandolin, and seated behind pianos.
Now, we found Ben a few years back on an older version of his site BanjoBenClark and have kept an eye on him since.
The site has been active since 2011 and the shear amount of content for the banjo, guitar and mandolin is impressive. The quality is what makes it stand out.
Each of Ben's videos have a close up, high resolution camera pointed at each of his hands. It is so easy to watch through once to make sure we have the picking/strumming pattern correct and then learn and follow along with the chords on the second go!
We are excited to bring this interview to you, because just like his website and the video's it contains the answers are extremely well thought out and high quality!
From where we are sitting Banjo Ben has succeeded. His material is very entertaining and regardless of what level you are on the mandolin, guitar, or banjo, he will have tabs and videos that will challenge but not frustrate you.
If you are going to pick up a subscription service to learn from, don't pay for one until you've tried out Ben's free trail!
Find him and all his material at BanjoBenClark.