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In the past few years, Lady Gaga doffed a pink cowboy hat for Joanne, Kesha and Miley Cyrus called upon Dolly Parton for Rainbow and Younger Now, respectively, and Justin Timberlake spackled banjo upon breakbeats for Man of the Woods.
The duo perform non-traditional stylings using traditional instruments such as the banjo and ukulele.
Jeff Perkins brought his four-string banjo and ukele.
As fans streamed into the reserve level, a quartet of men in Dodgers hats — on a tuba, clarinet, trumpet and banjo — played chipper tunes.
For most Americans, this lush region conjures the strum of a banjo, the songs of Loretta Lynn and the gentle twang of a thick mountain accent.
Fans of Fleetwood Mac will hear that here too, with the occasional banjo serving as a reminder that Musgraves is still a country artist, after all.
It has long been criticized for depicting the black banjo player in a condescending and racist way.
The resulting album, released on Capitol Records, was a daring experiment made up largely of dozens of samples from artists like the Beatles, the Eagles, Idris Muhammad, Curtis Mayfield, the Commodores and the banjo player Eric Weissberg.
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Origin and Etymology of banjo
First Known Use: 1739See Words from the same year
BANJO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of banjo for English Language Learners
: a musical instrument like a small guitar with a round body, a long neck, and four or five strings
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