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Russ Carson
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    Stainless Steel / Five sets from medium light to almost medium gauge...Read more
  • Russ Carson

    Instrument
    Banjo
    Genre
    Bluegrass / Folk
    Strings
    PF185 Almost Medium 5-String Banjo Strings

    Russ Carson grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and came by his passion for bluegrass and the banjo, in particular, honestly.  His father, Glenn, made handcrafted banjos along with playing the fiddle and Clawhammer banjo since the early 1970's.  As a result of the never ending string of live music while growing up, Russ started taking banjo lessons at age 10.  He was a previous bluegrass band member with Gold Heart and Audie Blaylock & Redline.  During that time period, he was able to work with and learn from industry legends such as Del & Ronnie McCoury, Bobby Osborne, Carl Jackson, Glen Duncan, Lou Reid and many more.