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Durham County Presents a Concert of Banjo Music

Program: Banjo Player: Sean McKinney
Date: Tuesday, Sep. 23
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library hosts Sean McKinney for an evening of clawhammer style Banjo music. The program takes place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Clawhammer style differs from the traditional picking style found in classic banjo, folk and bluegrass music. This style features a down-picking technique where the hand takes a claw-like shape. Musicians including Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley and Neil Young have used this style of music through the years.

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, McKinney currently lives in Raleigh where he makes art as well as music. He studied art at Leesville High School in Raleigh and at UNC-Wilmington.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information call Claudia Aleman-Toomes at 919-560-0116 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or

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