Definitions for: Banjo


[n] a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body



See Also: fingerboard, stringed instrument

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Famous Quotes Containing Banjo:


They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true.

-- Bela Fleck (American Musician)

I went to my room and packed a change of clothes, got my banjo, and started walking down the road. Soon I found myself on the open highway headed east.

-- Burl Ives (American Musician)

I suppose, counting back, if the Beatles had been influenced by music in the same length of time ago - you'd have to put that into better English for me, thank you - they would have been like a banjo orchestra. They would have been doing show tunes.

-- Jonny Greenwood (English Musician)

When we moved back to the US, folk music was all the rage. So I traded in my banjo for a guitar.

-- Michael Storm (American Actor)

I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.

-- Jackson Browne (American Musician)

I didn't realize until I was older what a huge music fan my daddy really was, and actually that my grandma played banjo at one time, and I didn't even know that until a year or two ago.

-- Alan Jackson (American Musician)

I just loved the guitar when it came along. I loved it. The banjo was something I really liked, but when the guitar came along, to me that was my first love in music.

-- Doc Watson (American Musician)

Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?

-- Jackson Browne (American Musician)

The real beauty of it - key to my life was playing key chords on a banjo. For somebody else it may be a golf club that mom and dad put in their hands or a baseball or ballet lessons. Real gift to give to me and put it in writing.

-- Vince Gill (American Musician)


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