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Tony Trischka (born 16 January 1949 in Syracuse, New York) is an American five-string banjo player. In December 2012, Trischka was awarded the United States Artists Friends Fellow in recognition of the excellence of his work The avant-garde banjo stylings of Trischka inspired a whole generation of progressive bluegrass musicians; he was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes. Read more on