Ozark Songbird is Re-branding!

***Editor Note: The below publishing is a migrated post from the Ozark Songbird Banjo website. We have since moved back to the Ozarks. Please see most recent post ***

After some time considering whether I should change the name of Ozark Songbird Banjo Co, I finally came to the conclusion, yes, I am going to change it.

Many of you know that I have moved to Alaska. I am on a hiatus of sorts right now with banjo building because all of my shop equipment is still located in Missouri. It is my goal to retrieve the equipment next spring and begin the long process of developing a new shop. Read more… “Ozark Songbird is Re-branding!”

New Shop – Introduction


Over the last few months, things have been quiet on the banjo building front as I have been working to prepare my place for sale. I have amassed a great amount of junk in the 12 years I have lived at this location and I have been working double time to clear the property of items.

Unfortunately, as of this writing, there seems to be a withdrawal on part of the buyers to purchase our property and thus another problem. We’ll see. Read more… “New Shop – Introduction”

Some Changes

Most of you who go to my facebook page will see that I have up to this point been building my banjos out of my house…in the living room to be exact. Yes, we all know my wife is a saint!

Well it has finally come to the point where I absolutely have to move the shop out of the house in order to for it to sell. We have purchased just under 10 acres in Douglas County Missouri and I am designing my new shop as we speak. However, until the new building is built, my shop equipment unfortunately will have to be stored in a storage unit. We have had a growing interest in our place this last week and are hopeful that one of the interested parties will purchase it. So, until a few things settle down between trying to bring the old property up to show quality and sell it, and building a new shop at the new location, I am going to have to put a hold on banjo building for a few months.

I have quite a bit done on 5 of the 7 banjos I started, but they will have to remain unfinished until the new building is finished.
For those who have started to discuss with me details for custom banjos or who have already put half down, I ask for your patience as the new timeline has changed. If there are issues with this, we can resolve them via email.10003861_10202491523346875_1785034245_o

So while it is a stressful time right now, I am extremely excited about the prospects that await me and Ozark Songbird Banjo Co!