Sonny Osborne is a renowned banjo player and bluegrass musician who, along with his younger brother Bobby, formed the Osborne Brothers, a highly influential bluegrass band. Born on December 7, 1937 in Hyden, Kentucky, Sonny began playing the banjo at a young age and quickly became a skilled musician. He and Bobby formed the Osborne Brothers in the 1950s, and they gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s with hits such as "Rocky Top" and "Kentucky."
Often people who are interested in learning the banjo but haven't taken the plunge yet ask me, "Is the banjo hard to learn?" The answer is a definitive "No". The banjo is one of the easiest instruments to get started playing.
There are a number of different types of banjo straps offered. They vary on the materials they are made with, how they connect to your banjo, padding, and more. For a person new to playing the banjo, the choices can be complicated. Hopefully we can help clear up some of your questions on this topic.