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The Sevententh Annual SPBGMA Banjo Workshop featuring RON BLOCK


The workshop was Friday, January 31st. 2014 at Music City Sheraton, Nashville.

The 2015 workshop will be held February 6th. Artists t.b.a.

Click for Jack Hatfiield Workshops website.


SMBA 2014 was May 1st - 4th at the Elliot Family Farms festival site just a few miles from Earl Scruggs' birthplace near Shelby, North Carolina. SMBA is proud to merged with a new banjo festival, Five-String Fest. This venue is a great outdoor facility with two stages, log cabin structures for many of the food and craft vendors, a jam building, huge vendor area, and many modern amenities. Five-String Fest boasts a huge array of banjo performers, and many taught classes for SMBA. The new Earl Scruggs Center museum, a beautiful building which was the former courthouse - is in nearby Shelby N.C.Festival performers included:

Terry Baucom and the Dukes of Drive, J.D. Crowe, The Boxcars (Ron Stewart), Charlie Cushman & Johnnie Warren, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (Ned Luberecki), Big Daddy Love, Wayne Erbsen, The Grascals (Kristin Scott-Benson, Ryan Cavanaugh), Songs of the Fall (Cia Cherryholmes), Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, The Freight Hoppers (Frank Lee), Tony Furtado, Jack Hatfield and Friends, Dan Levensen, James McKinney and the Night Travelers, The Moore Brothers, Mountain Heart (Barry Abernathy), Ross Nickerson (SMBA only), Willow Osborne with Col. Isaac Moore, the Traveling McCoureys (Rob McCourey), The Moore Brothers, Reno and Harrell (Don Wayne Reno), Shannon Slaughter and County Claire, Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennesseans, the Tony Trischka Band!

Click here to go to Five-String Fest website

Click here to go to SMBA website - more festival info, registration form with prices, registration online by credit card.

Click here to register for SMBA classes now online by credit card (includes 5% transaction fee)

Five-String Fest presented by

Nechville Musical Products

email Jack Hatfield for information and mail-in registration form

Reports on previous Smoky Mountain Banjo Academys

Video of Larry McNeely at SMBA

Dueling Banjo and Harp SMBA 2012

Banjos, banjo parts and accessories, practice aides, and banjo tablature.

Specializing in banjo books and other instructional items!

Here are some unique items ANY banjo player can use! These items are unique Hatfield Music items, not available anywhere else.

Great Christmas gifts for the banjo player who has everything!

AntiGravity Strapgo to:
Pick Pouch go to:
Raejusters adjustable resonater screws. go to:
Banjo Cleaning Kit go to:
NEW! Banjo Setup Kit go to:
Banjo Board Right hand practice simulator.New Derluxe model available! go to:
Pick Sampler: Four different thumb picks, three different sets finger picks. go to:


Starlight Sunbeam
Starlight Midnight
Starlight Sky
starlight midnight starlight sky Rambler
Four new Recording King entry level banjos for under $500! go to new instruments


DVD now available for Bluegrass Banjo Method, Book One! All Bluegrass Banjo Method CD's reduced to $10.00! Go to:
Banjo Setup Kit by Hatfield Music - go to:
Thinline Armrests - fit any banjo including Goodtime, Made from beautiful hardwoods. go to:

Gotoh Tuning Machines

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Snark SN-9 clip-on Tuner/metronome, Snark SN-4 Hand-held tuner/metronomego to:

Onstage A-Frame instrument Stand go to:

Dynamics of Banjo Sound by Tom Nechville. Go to:

Smokin/Bluegrass Banjo Licks by Eddie Collins

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Easy Irish and Celtic session Tunes for Five-String Banjo by Tom Hanway

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School of Banjo - Melodic Style by Janet Davis.

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How to Practice Banjo, Rock Solid Timing and Backup Tips, How to play in key sof C,D,E,F and G up the Neck - DVDs go to:

Fiddle Tunes for Banjo Made Easy, Gospel Songs for Banjo Made Easy, Bluegrass Standards for Banjo Made Easy - Ross Nickerson  go to:

Gold Tone Zero Glide Nut. Go to:


Recording King RK-35-BR Banjo Go to:

Gold Tone ABS condenser banjo and dobro microphone systems. Go to:


SMBA 2012 Tshirtfront SMBA T shirtback
Jack Hatfield CD's go to: SMBA 2012 T-Shirt with six-finger chord! Go to:

The Best of Jack Hatfield - Mel Bay Publications MB22072BCD - A new anthology from Jack Hatfield - 112 pages, TWO CD's! Thirty-eight arrangements from beginner to advanced level. Includes advanced upper neck Scruggs, melodic and single string arrangements of tunes in earlier levels of Bluegrass Banjo great lengthy contest and "feature" performance arrangements of slow tunes, fiddle tunes, pop, swing and blues tunes: Jerusalem Ridge, Maiden's Prayer, Limehouse Blues, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Twelve Blues Bars plus six Jack Hatfield originals.

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New Jack Hatfield book Exercises for Three-Finger Banjo to be released winter 2014 by Mel Bay Publications.


Jack Hatfield on BANJOTALK.COM

Hear JACK HATFIELD interviewed on BanjoTalk is a one-hour talk show webcast all over the world. Jack will be discussing the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy. Jack was also interviewed on Tom Ball's Just Plain Folk webcast.


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