An amazing thing happened today. A delightful delegation of some of the best and nicest banjo pickers you could ever hope to meet converged in Asheville all the way from Japan. Had a chance to see picking buddyKoji Onoda and the legendary Bluegrass 45 co-founderToshio Watanabe and his son Hideyuki Watanabe in addition to other Kansai area pickers at Roger Howell's fiddle shop on Banjo Branch, which was a real highlight for these city boys from Osaka/Kyoto, especially the outhouse! Thanks so much Brooke Windsor Buckner andGeorge Buckner for hosting! View Facebook photo and link here.