Trischka grew up in Syracuse, New York, and discovered the banjo when he was a teenager in the early '60s when he heard the Kingston Trio's version of the song "M.T.A."
"I just fell in love with it," he says. "There was a banjo solo on there by Dave Guard; when I heard that, all bets were off. I thought, 'OK, I'm going to be a banjo player now.'"
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