I heard this morning that Cathy Barton Para has died. Cathy was without doubt my fave banjo player. I met her at Midwest Banjo Camp, and I can’t tell you how excited I was to have the opportunity to learn from her. Over 3 banjo camps, I attended as many of Cathy’s workshops and demos as I could get to. She was tremendously encouraging to me and I learned so many great tunes from her. I’m so sad to hear of her passing.
If you haven’t heard Cathy and Dave play, take some time and check out these videos and the others waiting for you on YouTube.