I heard this composed "ballad" recently on the radio, and here it is on YouTube:
The sad thing about this is that all of these virtuosos are either deceased or not young. Who are the new banjo players coming up?
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: Besides Seeger, Guard, Stewart, and Grove, who are the great 5-string banjo players
: the folkie style?
: The emphasis in the responses here seems to be on pop folk players. Among people for
: whom none of the abovementioned would qualify as really "folk," you'd see
: a completely different pantheon, Seeger excepted. Names would include Uncle Dave
: Macon, Buell Kazee, Barney McKenna (!), Mike Seeger, and Roscoe Holcombe to name a
: few. Eric Weissberg and John McUen can play just about any style of banjo as well.
: If you include bluegrass with folk, you clearly open up a whole other universe of
: players, starting with Ralph Stanley and Earl Scruggs.