Steve Martin Banjo Prize honors go to Evans, Scahill
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Steve Martin Banjo Prize honors go to Evans, Scahill

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – The 2022 winners of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize are Bill Evans of Alto, N.M. and Enda Scahill of Galway, Ireland.

The honor was announced by Martin and the Board of The Steve Martin Banjo prize. The board's mission is to recognize excellence across the spectrum of banjo styles, this year's recipients represent excellence in both 5-string bluegrass and 4-string Irish banjo traditions.

Martin said, "We are proud to honor all of the multitudes of banjo styles. So many great artists, so little time."

He will introduce viewers to the winners today at 7 p.m. eastern on the Deering Banjo Company's livestream channel Deering Live

Scahill, a four-time All-Ireland Champion, is a founding member of We Banjo 3, He is also the creator and host of the podcast "Inside the Banjoverse." Scahill has toured and recorded with The Chieftains, Ricky Skaggs, Frankie Gavin and Stockton's Wing. He was an original member of The Brock McGuire Band.

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