Kate Lissauer was banjo before banjo was cool. So she is both honoured and flattered to have been awarded the position of ‘Miss May’ in the glorious Banjo Babes Calendar 2017!

The Banjo Babes Calendar and Album is a collective, grassroots celebration of professional banjo players. Each year Banjo Babes produces a light-hearted calendar and a compilation album featuring established female artists.  Themed ‘Vote For Banjo’  in 2017, this is surely the ideal seasonal gift for banjo-lovers and ‘banjo-widows and widowers’ alike.  You can order a copy of the limited edition Calendar and CD online here.

To order copies of the Banjo Babes compilation album and Calendar click here .  To ensure you receive it in time for Christmas please be sure to include accurate postcode or zip details and we’ll load up your goodies on Santa’s sleigh!

In addition to being an artist of clawhammer and finger-pickingbanjo styles, Kate is a fiddler, guitarist and singer.  She plays the old songs and tunes from the roots of US music and the early days of country string bands, as well as a composing her own music inspired by the sound and feel of old-time country.

Since moving to England from her home state of Maryland, Kate has become a leader in the old-time country and bluegrass scene in the UK, and serves as the Old-Time design consultant for Fairfield Banjos in Bath.

She runs Buffalo Gals Old-Time Country String Band (this year’s recipients of Old-Time Mountain CD of the Year from Iowa’s Rural Roots Music Commission) and the percussive dance company Buffalo Gals Stampede.  She also tours her Sonic Silents film show.  This homage to black and white Oscar-winning Hollywood movies features live performance of her original old-time based scores to silent films.

The Banjo Babes Calendar and CD also features Megan McKamey, Eliza Mary Doyle, Alina Vivita, Amber Rogers, Emily Dowden Band, Emily Dowden-Estes, Liat Tova Lis, Sharon Martinson, Mary Z Cox, Hannah Shira, Chloe LeGrand, Dani Aubert,  Eliza Doyle, and project curator Erin Inglish.  You can learn more about the wonderful Banjo Babes artists at http://www.banjobabescalendar.com/2017

To learn more about Kate’s projects please click on the links to the right of this page.

If you are interested in Kate performing at your venue please get in touch here.

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