Patrick and Dear Old Dad are a father and son team living and working in Crisfield, Maryland. Over the last thirty years the duo have been Philadelphia Mummers, festival organizers, theater managers, disk jockeys, performers (as The God Knows We Tried String Band), publishers, videographers and teachers.

Patrick is the author of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo and many other books.

Send email for Patrick and Dear Old Dad to ask.patrick@gmail.com.

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  • Daily Frailers
    A Facebook group for anybody using our instruction materials. A safe place to share playing tips and possibly meet pickers in your neck of the woods.