John's brand new album, Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art - is now available here.
Bullard’s new album, Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art, is the summation of his life’s work. Over a dozen musicians and an eight-person choir helped make this unprecedented album of (mostly) complete works by Baroque and Romantic composers. Just as Cormac McCarthy is called “a writer’s writer,” you might call John Bullard “a banjo player’s banjo player.” Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art presents a variety of tone color, beautifully executed ornamentation, and sensitive interpretations. The pieces are fragile and intimate in Bullard’s hands. Peaceful and austere. If you close your eyes you might think you’re listening to a harpsichord, but it’s not. It’s banjo as you’ve never heard it: as a perfect southern art.