Play It Forward!™ Presents Banjo to William Roberts
August 15, 2014
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation President Alan Tompkins presented William Roberts of Watauga, Texas, with a nice Stagg 5-string banjo as part of the Foundation’s Play It Forward!™ bluegrass music Instrument Lending Program. (The banjo was donated to the Foundation by long-time volunteer Mr. Paul Mattoon.) William had been learning to play bluegrass banjo, but had to borrow an instrument in order to take lessons. He is thrilled to have his own banjo so that he can pick, grin, and take lessons at any time the notion strikes! William plans to attend bluegrass music events such as the Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival & Chili Cook-Off so that he can jam with others and learn more about the music. William is pictured here at Acoustic Music Camp. He received a Foundation scholarship to attend the camp in August 2014.