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Banjoist Buck Thrailkill / Bio

Born in Meridian, MS. Started playing banjo around 11 or 12 studying from his brother Bruce Thrailkill and the incredible influence of Carl Jackson. Buck grew up playing all over the south touring on the Magnolia State Bluegrass Circuit at age 15 with childhood friend and music partner Guitarist James Beau Edwards. Buck plays the famous ‘Earl Scruggs’ style of finger picking with some new-grass style licks and songs. Growing up, he played and taught regularly till 1981 when he joined the U.S. Army. So pickin took a back seat to life jumping out of airplanes for a few years till he retired here in Fayetteville. He has been playing and recording in various venues in North Carolina and surrounding areas for a many years now with several different bands and instrumental configurations ranging from Country to Honky Tonk to Blues and Hardcore Bluegrass. Currently he is the full time Banjoist with JB Beverley & The Wayward Drifters, JB Beverley and Buck Thrailkill Duet, part timer with Shooter Jennings, Stevie Tombstone, and multiple recording artist. VP of Operations @ Rusty Knuckles, Owner/Instructor @ Fifth String Studio and Sandhills Music Center in Fayetteville, NC, and Rartner/Co-Owner of Rebel Roots Studio with JB Beverley also located in Fayetteville, NC

General Info

Band Members
Buck Thrailkill - Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Artist Name
Banjoist Buck Thrailkill
Home Page
Active Since
Folk / Bluegrass / HonkyTonk

Contact Info

Fayetteville, NC
Susan Thrailkill

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