Butch had once picked the banjo in a bluegrass band, but had given up music many years earlier.
Before Earl Scruggs, banjo players were not front men, but they were funny.
In her down time, she plays the banjo in an all-girl band, Loose Gravel.
When he was 11, his father built him a banjo, at first fashioning the head out of groundhog hide.
Well someone gave that kid a banjo and a Wi-Fi connection and told him to go to town.
Plays on de peany—plays on de guitar—guitar jes like banjo, an Ole Zip play on daat heamseff—he do.
Presently the volume of the music was increased by the addition of a banjo.
Can play the banjo, and twenty-six games of lawn-tennis without fatigue.
There would be nobody in the little cabin but just little Tim and the banjo.
"Oh, well, from reports I reckon Mrs. Cyril doesn't play either a banjo or a guitar," smiled Arkwright.
1764, American English, usually described as of African origin, probably akin to Bantu mbanza, an instrument resembling a banjo. The word has been influenced by colloquial pronunciation of bandore (1560s in English), a 16c. stringed instrument like a lute and an ancestor (musically and linguistically) of mandolin; from Portuguese bandurra, from Latin pandura, from Greek pandoura "three-stringed instrument." The origin and influence might be the reverse of what is here described.