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About Me

My name is Dan Mazer. Using the stage name "BanjerDan," I'm a banjo player/multi-instrumentalist based in Atascadero, CA.

My music is an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles. I started playing Scruggs-style banjo in 1974, and earned a B.A. in Music Theory in 1984. The banjo has taken me all over the U.S. and overseas, as a solo artist, as a member of bands, and in theatrical productions and orchestras, in venues ranging from street corner busking to bar/coffeehouse gigs, to children's shows, private parties and corporate events, to music festivals, Opryland, USA, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I've been a member of J.B. Beverley & The Wayward Drifters, The Jackstraws, D.J. & The C.B. Pickers, and Rockcreek. Along the way I've shared the stage and/or sat in with The New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Del McCoury Band, The Yonder Mountain String Band, Vince Herman, Steve Key, and many other acts. I moved to the Central Coast in 2012, and have established myself as a regular performer at several venues in SLO County, including every Tuesday for Happy Hour at The Cambria Pines Lodge. In addition, I'm the "house musician" and music booking person at The Last Stage West BBQ / Toro Creek Event Center on Highway 41.
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