Germano Ciavone


Germano comes from the small village of Carpinone, nestled in the mountains above the city of Isernia in Molise, Italy...a.k.a. the "Truffle Valley"! With a fiery passion and in-depth knowledge of early Blue Grass music, he raises his banjo to the microphone and plays with unstoppable power and inventiveness. His style is derived from the study of 1950s players such as Don Stover, Ralph Stanley and Jim Smoak, along with his own sensibility.
Currently making his home in Sweden, he's also a bona fide expert on early 1900s steam trains, and works part-time as an engineer on the historical Lennakatten railroad line!