Archive for the ‘Banjo playing’ Category
  • and Sullivan Banjo customer Hal Pylant
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 24th, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    We like to share photos of our Sullivan family of banjo pickers when we get them.  Our friend Hal Pylant is shown here picking his Vintage 35  maple.   Hal purchased his banjo from our good dealer in Georgia -  When you're in the Marietta, Georgia (Atlanta vicinity) be sure to stop in and see Mark, Hayden, John and the gang at If you have a current photo of you and your Sullivan banjo, drop us an email and we'll be happy to include you in our blog.  You can sen...
  • Marc Pruett on the cover of Banjo Newsletter
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 20th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    Sullivan artist Marc Pruett on the cover of the October issue of Banjo Newsletter.   Wayne Peeler had a very interesting discussion with Marc taking us from his childhood days to the present with Balsam Range.  Pick yourself up a copy. Click here if  you'd like to catch up with Marc and Balsam Range, be sure to attend a show when they're in your area....
  • Welcoming Pete Swanzey to the Sullivan Banjo Family
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted September 15th, 2011 at 3:01 pm
    Pete Swanzey from Simcoe Ontario recently picked himself up a Sullivan Vintage 35 from one of our very best This was what Pete had to say about his recent purchase... Hey Murrell, Just wanted to let you know I've recently received my Sullivan Vintage 35 Mahogany and I'm having a hard time putting it down. The tone is amazing, it has that growl when you want it and it has a beautiful clear bell like ring clear up the neck. The craftmenship built into this instrum...
  • 11 Year Old Joel Thomas Joins the Sullivan Banjo Family
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted September 1st, 2011 at 4:16 pm
    Up and coming banjo picker Joel Thomas just picked up his V35 from our dealer Joel is just 11 years old and already an accomplished banjo picker.  Buddy we appreciate you choosing a Sullivan banjo and we want to wish you the best of luck at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, lay the thumb to er son! Here's Joel playing the Herschel Sizemore classic Rebecca on his new V35. ...
  • Jack Hicks to join Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s on cruise
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Had the opportunity to catch up with Sullivan Banjo sponsored artist Jack Hicks and see what's going on with him.  Jack said he continues to work with Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain this winter.  They've been working shows in Eastern Ky and the surrounding area.  They'll soon be taping some new episodes of America's Bluegrass an all Bluegrass Gospel television show at the Paramount Theater in Ashland Ky.  If you live in the area be sure to try and catch a taping of the show.  From February...
  • Sullivan Banjo welcomes our newest Dealer Down Home Guitars of Frankfort, Illinois
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted January 21st, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Down Home Guitars  of Frankfort, Illinois established themselves to provide an atmosphere for those who appreciate fine acoustic instruments. Steve Haberichter and staff specialize in high-end handmade acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins.  They focus on these high end instruments and being experts in their product lines,  while supporting the instruments they sell with a knowledgable staff and a cast of accessories from the finest in learning materials to on site instruction.  Fo...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Murrell & Tony…. Christmas Tunes… Take 3
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted December 8th, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Murrell and Tony round out some Christmas Tunes with a Holiday Favorite... Silent Night.   We sure hope you enjoy! Merry Christmas from all of us here at Sullivan Banjo Co. ...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Murrell & Tony… Christmas Tunes… Take 2
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted December 7th, 2010 at 5:53 pm
    Here's another Christmas tune for all to enjoy !   Murrell and Tony pick a traditional favorite.... Jingle Bells !! ...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Murrell & Tony… Christmas Tunes… Take 1
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted December 4th, 2010 at 8:57 am
    We here at the Sullivan Banjo Company are getting into the Christmas Spirit... the weather is getting cold,  snow flakes are starting to fall now and then and our very own Murrell and Tony were itchin to pick some Christmas songs to get us all in the Spirit. Hope your enjoy "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"  ...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s Tony Wray and Cody Looper part 2
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted November 17th, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Tony Wray of Sullivan Banjo Co. sat down with good friend and fellow band member Cody Looper from Anderson, IN and played "Angeline The Baker".  Both Tony and Cody do a wonderful job showcasing the Sullivan instruments. Angeline The  Baker ...
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