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Banjo Player Tony Trischka.

Banjo player Tony Trischka. He's been called the "premier banjo madman of our time." Trischka incorporates jazz and rock and roll into his style, with bluegrass at the heart of his music. TTrischka's new album, "World Turning" (Rounder Records), is a "loose history of the banjo" with everything from an African banjo tune to banjo Dixieland style. He has a number of albums out on the Rounder label.

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Other segments from the episode on November 30, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 30, 1993: Interview with Marcus Conant; Interview with Tony Trischka; Review of Wendy Lesser's book "Pictures at an Execution."

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