John Bunge holds a BA in music from Macalester College, and is a veteran of the late ’70’s/early ’80’s Minneapolis New Wave scene. He is the author of “Music of Scott Joplin on the Banjo” (transcriptions); “Open String Chords for Plectrum Banjo”; and “Open Chord Advantage” for guitar (Hal Leonard). The banjo is the American instrument, and he is interested in all of its variations, particularly plectrum and clawhammer. Ithaca is an especially banjo-friendly town and he is glad to live here with its many musical resources. Visit his website here.