"Bellizia's style of punk grass is different... and different is good." Martin Atkins of Tour Smart, NIN, Pigface, and P.I.L.
Celebrating the banjo in all forms...outside the norms
I love the banjo!!!
This odd instrument has prodigious potential to create music that defies its stereotypes.
I know I am not alone in my desire to hear the banjo played in non-traditional ways and in unexpected musics.
To that end, I curate a Spotify playlist called Banjo Beyond Bluegrass. It features the banjo used in creative, unexpected, and non-traditional ways. It is completely new with 20 fresh tracks from the five string on the 5th of every month.
Click the blue Banjo Beyond Bluegrass link above to follow, enjoy, and share the playlist.
"...(the Sir Jhon album) is an underground cult classic to behold." Jason Rufus Sewell, Nebulost Productions
Listen to the Sir Jhon album on Spotify and all other streaming platforms.
"...sometimes approximating experimental rock with touches of jazz and electronics, at other times sounding like a mildly deranged hoedown on the porch. Overall Bellizia's tone is one of a whimsical gadfly, as apt to unleash peculiar instrumentals as tunes with goofy wordplay and cultural observations.”
Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide
“...quirky and fun ... i laughed alot ...” April Miranda, Mountain Beat Radio
“Bellizia is a banjo wizard!" Julie the Bruce