Benji Flaming

Solo Banjo (album)

This recording celebrates the marriage of two things for which I posses a deep love: beauty and absurdity.

When, as a 10-year-old, I discovered that it was possible to play beautiful music on an instrument which most people thought of as loud and obnoxious, I was immediately captivated by the idea. Over the years that followed, I spent a great deal of time exploring different ways of tuning and playing the banjo, in order to create a larger and more satisfying sound.

This album, which I released in late 2009, contains some of my favorite solo banjo compositions. The overall character of the music is mellow and contemplative - similar to what you might expect from solo piano or solo guitar. It would also behoove me to mention that this CD was one of the 3 final nominees at the 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards, in the categories of both Best Graphic Design and Best Liner Notes.

I no longer have physical copies of this album, but you can purchase or stream the music digitally through most online vendors and services. You can also puchase a complete digital copy, including album artwork and liner notes, from my Ko-fi shop.

Northern Sunrise

The Glass Coffin

The Golden Key

High Above the Hills


The Grimm Tailor

Spring Rain

Titania's Music Box

The Dream is not Ended


The Iron Kettle

The Snail and the Rosebush

You can buy this album from my Ko-fi shop. Monthly supporters can download this album for free from Ko-fi or Patreon.

(Archived music post from 2009-11-30)

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