Tony is considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 45 years his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians with the many voices he has brought to the instrument.
In 2007 Tony was given an IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) award for Banjo Player of the Year 2007. He is not only considered amongst the most innovative of banjo players, he is one of the most respected and sought after instructors creating fifteen instructional books as well as a series of DVDs.
A performance of Tony’s often includes revisiting the styles and instruments of banjo permutations from long ago on up to and including the present….much being what he personally has contributed to. He always injects a healthy dose of levity and good times into his concerts.