Tony Ellis Honors Bluegrass Traditions With New Melodies

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tony Ellis began playing banjo alongside bluegrass legends from a young age. He stood next to greats like legendary mandolinist Bill Monroe, a pioneer the genre.

Ellis eventually grew tired of life on the road and settled in Circleville, Ohio. Ellis’ break with bluegrass allowed him to create a different kind of banjo music that focuses on melody and unique tunings. For the past 25 years, Ellis has been writing “new melodies that sound old.” Watch him demonstrate with “Stand Boy Stand”.

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