||Blackadder ,Jenny: Country Banjo
Jenny Blackadder was born and raised in Christchurch New Zealand, and started her musical life at the age of 8 playing the Ukulele, soon followed by the Guitar.When she was 22 she was given an old Banjo and was determined to master it as she loved its happy sound.
She started playing Traditional Old Time Banjo then switched and formed a Jazz band, and went on playing Dixieland and Trad Jazz for a few years.Jenny also started playing the Pedal Steel Guitar and enjoyed playing both of these instruments in a country band.
Her rise into the top list of Country Entertainers in NZ began in 1979 at the South Island Country Music Awards in Christchurch where she took out 4 awards including The “South Island Overall Country Music Artist” and “The Most outstanding Country Music Artist of the year.”
The Country Banjo CD has a selection of Old Time Country Music classics and two originals. Jenny wrote "Cotton Pickin Jenny" in 2007 to celebrate her being inducted into Americas Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, and Prairie Banjo was written by Bob Heinz (guitarist) especially for Jenny’s unique frailing style of Banjo.
Her great love for Country Music really shows in her playing on this recording so sit back and listen to the talent of New Zealand's Queen of Banjo.
1.Cotton Picking Jenny
2.Home On The Range
4.Bridle Hanging On the Wall
5.Good Ole Mountain Dew
9.Sioux City Sue
10.A La Golondrina
12.When You Were Sweet Sixteen
13.Ghost Riders In The Sky
15.William Tell Overture
18.San Antonio Rose