MoMM@Home: A Brief History of The Deering Banjo Company with The Deerings

Air Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 2:00 PM (Pacific)


Greg Deering made his first banjo as an industrial arts major at San Diego State College. In 1970, at 19 years of age he joined other enterprising young college students at the American Dream Co-Op and began doing instrument repairs and building banjos. This co-op would become the birth place of at least four now world renowned instrument manufacturers - a tribute to the concept of the American dream! The American dream became the theme of Greg’s life when he and Janet started the Deering Banjo Company in 1975 as a family business. Together they not only raised two children but built, piece by piece, the Deering banjo factory.

Today, over 40 years later, the Deering Banjo Company has seen many milestones, including the launch of the Goodtime Series in 1997, the relocation to a new 18,000 square foot premises in 2001, and the appointment of daughter Jamie Deering to guide the future of the company as CEO in 2019.

Join us as we learn about the history and exciting future of the Deering Banjo Company with founders Greg and Janet Deering and CEO Jamie Deering.