The twisted history of the banjo in America; a visit to the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place; and Nick Sjostrom’s album, “I am OK”new exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry highlights the city’s important place in American music history. The first commercially produced banjos were built here in the 1840s at a shop on Baltimore Street, and they sold fast. But why the sudden demand? Aaron Henkin shares the story.
The Banjo’s Twisted History, The Washington Monument's Restoration, and Nick Sjostrom’s “I Am OK"
By Aaron Henkin • Jul 22, 2014