2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum

The Devon Tower, located in the historic Bricktown District of Oklahoma City, was the setting for an induction ceremony honoring 5 categories of banjo enthusiasts and instrumentalists on September 8. From 1819 to 2017, every page of the banjo was recognized at the annual Banjo Fest, which is sponsored by the American Banjo Museum.  

The following were inducted into the ABM Hall of Fame this year: Tony Trischka (Instruction Education), Paul Erickson, (Four String Performance), Roy Clark, (Promotion), Joel Walker Sweeney (History), and John McEuen (Five String Performance).

Although not the inventor of the five string banjo (although claimed

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