Minstrel Banjo with Clark Buehling at Ozark Folk Center State Park

Northwest Arkansas resident Clark Buehling brings his years of expertise in this style to the Ozark Folk Center on Saturday, August 27 with performances at 2:00 p.m. in the Craft Village and 7:00 p.m. in the Music Auditorium.

The banjo, much like the fiddle, is synonymous with traditional old time music, especially in the Ozarks. While the three finger (bluegrass) and claw hammer (traditional old time) styles of playing get most of the attention and notoriety, “minstrel” style banjo has roots and origins dating back to late 19th and early 20th century America. Minstrel style banjo includes elements of guitar finger picking and is often played with nylon strings on a fretless finger board, unlike more “modern” banjos with frets and metal strings.

“Clark is an amazing player and historian” said Music Director Daren Dortin. “His skill, passion and love for this style are second to none. The more folks here this style of playing, the more it becomes apparent how the banjo has shaped the sounds of all types of popular music in so many unique ways.”

Tickets for the evening show are $12 general admission and can be purchased throughout the park the day of the show. A combo ticket for both performances and all day access to the Craft Village is $19.50. No reserved seating, all tickets are sold the day of the show.

For more information on this and other events, please visit OzarkFolkCenter.com or call the Ozark Folk Center State Park at 870-269-3851.

This concert and all other performances are recorded for rebroadcast on Ozark Highlands Radio, which is produced and syndicated by the Ozark Folk Center State Park. For information on radio affiliates and archived shows, visit OzarkHighlandsRadio.com

The mission of Ozark Folk Center State Park is to perpetuate, present and promote the Ozark way of life in an educational and enjoyable manner; through craft demonstrations, musical programs, the Heritage Herb Garden, workshops and other special events.