About Howard

Rainbow banjoNorwich born and bred, Howard has been playing bluegrass banjo since the mid 1980s. He joined The East Coast Bluegrass band in the early 1990s and has continued to tour nationally and internationally with bands including The East Anglian Bluegrass Boys, Del Robinson and the Rocky Island Boys, Deep River Band, The Dude Coopers, Broad Cut Drifters and most recently The Basstree String Band.  

Howard released his solo recording, “Britain by Bluegrass” in 2007 with guests, Beth & Lucy Holland, Paul Hill, Bob Winquist, Dan Norton and Ross Mitson. He has also featured on recordings by Hungry Bentley, The Broad cut Drifters and The Basstree String Band. During a visit to the world famous Galax Old Time Fiddlers convention he placed 7th in the Bluegrass banjo competition out of over 250 entrants.

Howard is also an active promoter of the banjo, giving private tuition and regularly hosts banjo workshops at many of the esteemed UK Bluegrass and Folk festivals including, The East Anglian and Didmarton Bluegrass festivals. He has also taught at the highly respected Sore Fingers Summer Schools at their October weekend event.









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