Banjo Adventurer!

Michael York first began playing banjo in 1976...

In 2009, after attending an Earl Scruggs show (again), he decided to become better at it!

Michael is proof that ANYONE can learn to play any musical instrument they choose, simply by DECIDING to do it and making a commitment to yourself to become a better student. He's also proof that you don't need a band to play for audiences--just start playing and see where it can take you. As a professional speaker, consultant, and author, he speaks and writes on PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT and the power of GOALS.

As a banjoist, Michael say's he's "just having fun" with people who love music-- ALL KINDS of music, not just the typical BLUEGRASS BANJO that you might expect. This show has a few twists and turns and even a couple of unexpected BANJO adventures.

He has played a variety of music with bands from bluegrass to country to Gospel, classic rock and even jazz, recently playing with Nashville recording artists, Gal Friday Band and (when he can get them all together) his own ensemble of musical adventurers- Michael York and the Big Cigar Band.

Now his ONE MAN BANJO show brings his own unique combination of live and "karaoke-style" banjo to venues all around the Charlotte area and beyond, showcasing tunes from some of the most famous banjo players ever, and some tunes you might recognize but have NEVER HEARD on a banjo. Hear the stories and see his tributes to Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Steve Martin, Styx, U2 and more.

Michael and his banjo's have appeared onstage from Nashville to the legendary Caesar's Palace and The Mirage in Las Vegas! All across the Carolinas' and regularly in the cigar clubs and live music venues around the Charlotte area. As an ambassador for many styles of music, ONE MAN BANJO is a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

As Michael likes to say, "If you only see ONE One-Man-Banjo-Show this year...why not make it THIS ONE!?"

Previous events

One Man Banjo 11 Year Anniversary!

May 25th, 2013 was the very first SOLO Banjo LIVE EVENT for One Man Banjo...11 Years of One Man Banjo! After many bands and many years of playing banjo, an idea for a SOLO Banjo show became One Man Banjo! My talented daughter-in-law Melissa created the logo that's been all over Charlotte and the Carolinas, a half dozen states from Tennessee to Texas and even Las Vegas-- Where I've had the opportunity to bring the banjos and do some unforgettable shows...Over 85 One Man Banjo shows to date and still going. Looking forward to another Banjo Season in 2024 and a Big Thank You to all the OMB and Banjo Fans out there (and you know who you are). Hope to be seeing you again soon.