About the Author
Joe Carr is a well-known and respected musician and teacher. He plays the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. He has been a member of the commercial music faculty at South Plains College since 1984. Carr toured nationally with Munde in the bluegrass group Country Gazette and currently performs in a duo with Munde. In addition to his many audio recordings, Carr has produced over twenty music instruction videos for Texas Music and Video. Alan Munde is a world-class five string banjo player and is featured as a major stylist in the book Masters of the Five String Banjo. He joined the commercial music faculty at South Plains College in 1986. He is a founding member of the group Country Gazette and he currently tours with Carr. Munde is on the board of directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association. He has recorded more than twenty albums and he is a leader in the field of five string-banjo instruction.