When you think of American folk music you probably think of Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains, not Hyattsville.
“Banjo Diary” features Wade himself along with Mike Craver, Russ Hooper, Danny Knicely, James Leva, and Zan McLeod on such instruments as the pump organ, piano, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, Dobro, washboard, rhumba box, and bass.
In 1979, Time Magazine called Wade a “wondrous artist” for a stage show he performed called Banjo Dancing.
Winners of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced on Feb. 10, 2013.
You can listen to tracks from the “Banjo Diary” album and purchase Wade’s CD on the Smithsonian Folkways website.