American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was established in 1998 as the National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame to honor jazz age four-string banjo pioneers as well as the contemporary artists, educators, manufacturers and promoters who carried on the traditions of their predecessors. In its infancy, the American Banjo Museum was an extension of that Hall of Fame. Between 1998 and 2013, the Hall of Fame honored 71 individuals and entities in the four-string banjo world whose career accomplishments might have otherwise gone unrecognized.

As the museum grew and evolved to embrace all types of banjos and playing styles, it became clear that the Hall of Fame should evolve as well. In 2013 the American Banjo Museum Board of Directors voted to establish an annual performance category to honor all styles of five-string banjo playing as well as opening the non-performance categories to all types of banjos.

Search the Banjo Players Directory for additional photos, videos, and biographies on Hall of Fame Members, then visit The American Banjo Museum's YouTube Channel to see clips on Hall of Fame Inductees.



Bela Fleck - Inducted 2018 <br />Five-String PerformanceBorgy Borgerson - Inducted 2018 <br />Four-String PerformanceEddie Collins - Inducted 2018 <br />HistoricalHub Nitsche/Banjo Newsletter - Inducted 2018 Instruction & Education
Jim Henson - Inducted 2018 <br />PromotionJoel Walker Sweeney - Inducted 2017 <br />HistoricalJohn McEuen - Inducted 2017 <br /> Five-String PerformancePaul Erickson - Inducted 2017 <br /> Four-String Performance
Roy Clark - Inducted 2017 <br /> PromotionTony Trischka - Inducted 2017 <br /> Instruction & EducationAlfred Greathouse - Inducted 2016 <br />Instruction & EducationDeering Banjos - Inducted 2016 <br />Design & Manufacture
George Formby - Inducted 2016 <br />HistoricalJ.D. Crowe - Inducted 2016 <br />Five-String PerformancePat Terry, Jr. - Inducted 2016 <br />Four-String PerformanceAlbert D. Grover - Inducted 2015 <br /> Design & Manufacture
Eddy Davis - Inducted 2015 <br /> Four-String PerformancePete Seeger - Inducted 2015 <br /> Five-String PerformanceSteve Martin - Inducted 2015 <br />PromotionTim Allan - Inducted 2015 <br /> Education & Instruction
David L. Day - Inducted 2014 <br /> Design & ManufactureDebbie Schreyer - Inducted 2014 <br />Four String PerformanceEarl Scruggs - Inducted 2014 <br /> Five-String PerformanceElmer Snowden - Inducted 2014 <br />Four-String Performance
Mike Currao - Inducted 2014<br />Education & InstructionThe Kingston Trio - Inducted 2014<br />PromotionEddie Connors - Inducted 2013<br />Four-String PerformanceMike Gentry - Inducted 2013<br />Four-String Performance
Somethin Smith & The Redheads - Inducted 2013<br />PromotionSteve Caddick - Inducted 2013<br />Education & InstructionWayne Fairchild - Inducted 2013<br />Design & ManufactureBuddy Wachter - Inducted 2012<br />Education & Instruction
Glenn Parks - Inducted 2012<br />PromotionJim Farquhar - Inducted 2012<br />Design & ManufactureLee Floyd III - Inducted 2012<br />Four-String PerformanceSkip DeVol - Inducted 2012<br />Four-String Performance
Daryl Whiting - Inducted 2011 <br />Education & InstructionGene Sheldon - Inducted 2011<br />Four-String PerformanceGreg Allen - Inducted 2011<br />Four-String PerformanceHoris Ward - Inducted 2011<br />Promotion
The Vega Company - Inducted 2011<br />Design & ManufactureBill Pincumbe - Inducted 2010<br />PromotionChuck Ogsbury/OME Banjos - Inducted 2010<br />Design & ManufactureDave Marty - Inducted 2010<br />Four-String Performance
Helen Baker - Inducted 2010<br />Four-String PerformanceJim Riley - Inducted 2010<br />Education & InstructionBuck Kelly - Inducted 2009<br />Four-String PerformanceDave Frey - Inducted 2009<br />Education & Instruction
Henry Lea - Inducted 2009<br />Design & ManufactureJohn Becker - Inducted 2009<br />Four-String PerformanceMyron Hinkle - Inducted 2009<br />PromotionDale Small - Inducted 2008<br />Design & Manufacture
Don Stevison - Inducted 2008<br />Education & InstructionJack Dupen / Harry Higgins / The Red Garter - Inducted 2008<br />PromotionJad Paul - Inducted 2008<br />Four-String PerformanceMaurice Bolyer - Inducted 2008<br />Four-String Performance
Don Von Palta - Inducted 2007<br />Education & InstructionGeorgette Twain - Inducted 2007<br />Four-String PerformanceJohn Cali - Inducted 2007<br />Four-String PerformanceThe Walt Disney Company - Inducted 2007<br />Promotion
Wm. Lange / Paramount - Inducted 2007<br />Design & ManufactureCynthia Sayer - Inducted 2006<br />Four-String PerformanceEddy Davis - Inducted 2006<br />PromotionPat Terry, Sr. - Inducted 2006<br />Four-String Performance
The Gibson Company - Inducted 2006<br />Design & ManufactureWalter Kaye Bauer - Inducted 2006<br />Education & InstructionBuddy Griffin - Inducted 2005<br />Education & InstructionDoug Mattocks - Inducted 2005<br />Four-String Performance
Joel Schiavone / Your Father's Mustache - Inducted 2005<br />PromotionMichael Pingitore - Inducted 2005<br />Four-String PerformanceRenee Karnes - Inducted 2005<br />Design & ManufactureAl Smith - Inducted 2004<br />Four-String Performance
Bacon & Day - Inducted 2004 - <br />Design & ManufactureCharles McNeil - Inducted 2004<br />Education & InstructionFreddy Morgan - Inducted 2004<br />Four-String PerformanceFred Mickey Finn - Inducted 2004<br />Promotion
C.C. Richelieu - Inducted 2003<br />Design & ManufactureCathy Reilly Finn - Inducted 2003<br />Four-String PerformanceCharlie Tagawa - Inducted 2003<br />Education & InstructionRalph Martin - Inducted 2003<br />Promotion
Scotty Plummer - Inducted 2003<br />Four-String PerformanceJohnny St. Cyr - Inducted 2002<br />Four-String PerformanceThe Jubilee Banjo Band - Inducted 2002<br />PromotionLowell Schreyer - Inducted 2002<br />Education & Instruction
Tim Allan - Inducted 2002<br />Four-String PerformanceBuddy Wachter - Inducted 2001<br />Four-String PerformanceFrank Rossi - Inducted 2001<br />PromotionJack Canine - Inducted 2001<br />Promotion
Mel Bay - Inducted 2001<br />Education & InstructionRoy Smeck - Inducted 2001<br />Four-String PerformanceDon Van Palta - Inducted 2000<br />Four-String PerformancePerry Bechtel - Inducted 2000<br />Four-String Performance
Sherwood Shakey Johnson - Inducted 2000<br />PromotionEddie Peabody - Inducted 1999<br />Four-String PerformanceHarry Reser - Inducted 1999<br />Four-String PerformanceC. Sandy Riner - Inducted 1998<br />Four-String Performance
Marvin Smokey Montgomery - Inducted 1998<br />Four-String Performance
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