Mozart of the Banjo
Aaron Jonah Lewis
Modern day banjo virtuoso Aaron Jonah Lewis performs various pieces by the legendary classic finger-style banjoist Joe Morley, aka the “Lightning Player,” on this stunning new Tiki Parlour CD release.
This CD features a densely-packed booklet of liner notes written by several contributors including Smithsonian’s Greg Adams, musician Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and Aaron Jonah Lewis himself.
“Mozart of the Banjo is just spectacular! Aaron’s playing and overall musicality is just top notch. Bravo, what else can I say? Tone is fantastic, timing is spot on, just full of life. Piano playing is truly awesome. What a commitment — astounding.” —Jens Kruger
“I’m hugely impressed. Aaron brings back these good old days – I’m just loving it. Aaron is so deep inside this style and his playing is great.” –Tony Trischka
“Aaron could sit in with any of the greats, Ossman, Van Eps, Bickford, Spaulding, Bowen, etc., and be at home.” – Joel Hooks, American Banjo Fraternity