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Bob Minner Demos Authentic Old-Time Sound of a Modern British Banjo

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Bob MinnerNorwich, UK -- Bob Minner, the top country banjoist and guitar picker, has released the first demo video of himself playing the Islander Ash Leaf British-made banjo from The Great British Banjo Company. The short video of Bob, playing the traditional old-time tune Angeline The Baker, can be found on the Banjos Direct site. Banjos Direct are the sole UK outlet for the Islander Ash Leaf.

Minner, who recently became an official endorser of the Islander Ash Leaf, has been playing guitar for four decades. He is an accomplished guitarist and banjoist, winning major contests in the 1980's, and has developed a unique sound all his own. Bob heard about "the new Brit banjo" and sought out The Great British Banjo Company through industry contacts. Happily, when he heard the instrument for himself, he was very keen to become an endorsing artist.

Bob Minner said: "I would be hard pressed to find a finer instrument. The attention to detail is simply wonderful in every regard, and the tone is all anyone could ask for in an open back banjo. I particularly love the full thick neck profile, reminiscent of the great banjos of yesteryear. The ash block rim is also tonally exceptional. I am eager to start recording with it. A stellar instrument."

For the past 18 years, Bob has served as the acoustic guitarist and banjoist for country mega-star Tim McGraw, as well as recording four records with McGraw in the acoustic guitar seat. Bob has played on numerous #1 hits by Tim McGraw, including the mega smash "Live Like You Were Dying".

Bob is now preparing a new solo clawhammer album which will feature the Islander Ash Leaf.Bob is currently on a USA stadium tour with Tim McGraw.

The Great British Banjo Company and Banjos Direct are based at the acclaimed manufacturing innovation campus Hethel Engineering Centre just outside of Norwich, Norfolk, UK. The privately owned business was founded by brand adviser, business author and musician Simon Middleton and has grown rapidly to become the UK's best known banjo specialist retailer.

The Islander Ash Leaf was designed by Simon Middleton and the acclaimed banjo craftsman Malcolm McLeod, who is head of production for The Great British Banjo Company. For further information, visit:

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