R A N D A L  M O R T O N  . C O M

Randal Morton, winner of the
1975 National Banjo Championship
in Winfield, Kansas
A Short Biography of Randal Morton

Randal Morton was born in Memphis, Tennessee.  He began to play the banjo when he was around 12 years of age.  His brother, Greg Morton, began to play the guitar at about the same time.  Randal and Greg were headliners at various bluegrass festivals around the country.

Randal's natural musical ability allowed him to quickly develop a mastery of the five-string banjo.  He won the Midsouth Banjo Championship in Memphis.  In 1975, Randal Morton won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas.

Randal traveled around the world as a member of the USO.  At one point, he was a member of Don Ho's band in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Randal Morton performs regularly with a local band called GrassFire.

Randal also gives bluegrass banjo and guitar lessons.
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Would YOU Like to Learn How to Play the Banjo or Guitar ?

Randal Morton gives banjo and guitar lessons both locally, in the Memphis, Tennessee area, and nationally.  Local lessons are given in person.  Nationwide lessons are given by Randal recording the songs at a decreased speed.  Please call him at 901-324-7654 for information on rates and available time slots.

Personal Appearances by Randal Morton
Randal Morton performs every Monday night, 11pm - 2:30am, at The Buccaneer located at 1368 Monroe Avenue.
Randal also performs regularly with GrassFire.
If you would like to arrange a booking, please call Randal Morton at 901-324-7654.
Please check back often for updates.

Randal Morton (pictured on the right) winning the 1975 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield, Kansas.  His brother, Greg Morton, is accompanying him on the guitar.  Mark O'Connor (not pictured) played backup on the mandolin.

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Randal Morton & Terry Ferguson
"Twin Banjos" CD
Randal Morton's new CD "Twin Banjos" with Terry Ferguson is now available for purchase in CD format or in MP3 downloadable format at CDBaby.com.
Banjo Books
Randal Morton is featured prominently in these
books published by Mel Bay Publications.

Master Anthology of Banjo Solos (Volume 1)
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Winfield Winners : The National Banjo Champions
Custom Banjo Tablature
Randal Morton provides custom tabs to banjo players in the United States and overseas.  Prices vary according to the difficulty of the song (beginner to advanced levels, three-finger style).  Please send a recording of the song, banjo break, licks or back-up to the song(s) for which you would like to have the banjo tablature to:

Randal Morton, 3453 Tutwiler Avenue, Memphis, TN 38122

I N   T H E   W O R K S

Randal Morton has several projects "in the works". His new CD "Twin Banjos" with longtime friend Terry Ferguson is available for purchase now.  He is also working on a set of instructional DVDs for bluegrass banjo players at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Please check back later for more details.

For event bookings or banjo/guitar lessons, please call Randal Morton at 901-324-7654
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