about Howard

ImageHoward comes from a rich tradition of Bluegrass banjo playing and has learnt his art well. Over twenty years he has honed his skills as an accomplished banjo player, not only in the Bluegrass style, but crossing to many other styles of music as well, being adept in the folk and Americana genres and most notably playing banjo on Hungry Bentleys' contemporary Cd "Closing Credits". He is also a lead and harmony vocalist and is fast becoming known for his mandolin playing as well.  Although he resides in the UK, he has performed in the USA as well as Europe to glowing reviews. During a visit to the world famous Galax Old Time Fiddlers convention he placed 7th in the Bluegrass banjo competition out of over 250 entrants. Howard has also been fortunate to play in some of the best bands that the UK can offer including, The East Coast Bluegrass Band, The East Anglian Bluegrass Boys, Del Robinson and the Rocky Island Boys, Deep River Band, as well as his current Bluegrass band, The Dude Coopers and The Broad Cut Drifters.

One of the highlights of Howards musical journey so far, was the release of his solo Cd
"Britain by Bluegrass". Howard assembled some of the most talented British Bluegrass vocalists and musicians to produce his cd which can often be heard on local radio and internet stations including, Lynne Butlers radio program on UK country radio.

Howard is also an active promoter of the banjo, giving private
tuition and regularly hosts banjo workshops at many of the esteemed UK Bluegrass and Folk festivals including, The East Anglian and Didmarton Bluegrass festivals. He has also taught at the highly respected Sore Fingers Summer Schools at their October weekend event.










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