No one plays old time clawhammer style banjo quite like Bob Carlin. Faithful to the timeless Appalachian traditions, Bob has brought that distinctive southern banjo sound to appreciative audiences all over the world. Performer and record producer, Bob has spread the word through workshops, concerts and recordings. Bob Carlin is probably the best known clawhammer banjoist performing today. For over 30 years he has performed, lectured, and taught the distinctive southern banjo style to appreciative audiences all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. In the mid-1990s Carlin largely left the solo arena to tour for six years with John Hartford. Since the death of Hartford in 2001, he has returned to solo performing, appearances with other musicians, and teaching workshops. Bob Carlin is a three-time winner of the late Frets Magazine (now known as Acoustic Guitar Magazine) readers poll, and has to his credit four Rounder albums and several instruction manuals and videos for the banjo.