Rich Stillman

Rich StillmanBanjo

Rich Stillman has been a banjo player-about-town in the Boston area for many years. Among other acts, he founded and led the progressive bluegrass band WayStation and played and recorded with Adam Dewey and Crazy Creek, The Bogus Family and currently, Southern Rail. His banjo playing has appeared on many studio releases by other bluegrass folk and acoustic artists.

Rich was the New Jersey Banjo Champion in 1983 as well as the 2002 and 2003 New England Banjo Champion. He is a six-time winner of the annual banjo contest held at Lowell, Massachusetts, where he has given the bluegrass banjo workshop every year since 1996.

Rich has taught banjo professionally for forty years and is a regular faculty member at Banjo Camp North in Groton, Massachusetts. He has taught workshops and classes for the Boston Bluegrass Union and also teaches banjo as an adjunct faculty member at Tufts University and Concord Academy.