SC Banjo Day In Honor of Todd Taylor!
Tuesday, March 10 was South Carolina Banjo Day in honor of Gretsch Guitars artist Todd “Banjoman” Taylor.
Taylor was invited to “Carolina’s Family” station WSPA Channel 7 for an interview with Amy Wood and Been Hoover. Taylor talked about his love of South Carolina, his long and interesting career, and his good friends The Oakridge Boys. Watch the interview below.
A Gretsch artist since 2012 who received his first banjo at the age of 3, Taylor set the Guinness World Record for Fastest Banjo in 2007 by performing both parts of “Dueling Banjos” at an incredible 210 beats per minute!
The Spartanburg native was first honored by the state of South Carolina in 2018 for the positive impact he and his music has made on the state. Then-Governor Nikki Haley presented Taylor with the Order of the Palmetto–the highest civilian honor in his home state.
During their 122nd session, 2017-2018, the South Carolina General Assembly also passed a Concurrent Resolution designating the 2nd Tuesday in March annually to be South Carolina Banjo Day in Taylor’s honor.
In 2019 on the first anniversary of SC Banjo Day, Taylor and his bass player Mike Moody performed for Governor Henry McMaster at The State Capitol.
We’re very proud of you, Todd!
Taylor’s friends The Oakridge Boys recorded this message in his honor:
For more information, visit the South Carolina Banjo Day website as well as Todd Taylor’s site.
Visit Hal Leonard to see their collection Taylor’s banjo instruction books.