I have been a student of Tony Trischka at ArtistWorks for almost a year now. Last year I knew nothing about the 5-string banjo and very little about bluegrass in general. I live in the center of Germany where, sad to say, there are likely no banjo players at all. That's my view from our porch in the picture.
Living in Germany is like living in a bluegrass desert with a little oasis here and there. Not much to speak of a Banjo Culture. In the south of Germany, especially in the Munich area you can find some bluegrass musicians and some banjo players. Rüdiger Helbig and Adiaha Burgmüller are players that might be known abroad.
Original Content: Learning Banjo Online from Germany - Student Perspective