The banjo holds a special place in my heart. One of the earliest memories I have is sitting with my grandfather watching Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on the TV. I got a banjo when i was 13. The Earl Scruggs banjo book came with it. I love the intricate nature of the Scruggs style. I also teach Melodic style. Bela Fleck has shown that the banjo world is wide open to all kinds of musical adventures.