Instructor: Robin Thixton

Originally from Chetwynd, British Columbia in Canada, Robin Thixton began playing the banjo at age 14 where she performed for several years on the west coast of Canada and the US with the bluegrass band, Just for Fun.  She is also an Alumni of South Plains Jr. College in Levelland, Texas famed for its bluegrass and country music program.  While there she was under the tutelage of famed banjoist, Alan Munde. After leaving college, Robin found herself in Nashville, TN performing for over a decade with the all-female bluegrass group, Petticoat Junction, who were one of the earliest artists on the bluegrass record label, Pinecastle Records.  After performing with Petticoat Junction, Robin went on to pick with bands such as Blue and Lonesome, Bull Harman and Bull’s Eye, the Kati Penn Band, and Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike. After meeting her husband, Louisville native and fellow banjo picker, Murrell Thixton in 2009, Robin moved to Louisville and has since become involved with the Louisville Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Anonymous. While she’s not out on the road touring full time, Robin still performs on banjo or bass in the Louisville area.

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