I have watched Tanner play to a crowd divided between staunch folk traditionalists and singer-songwriter fans, and win over both crowds by end of the set. I’m constantly drawn in by the honesty, humor, impressive musicianship, and disarmingly unique songwriting that runs through the core of a Tanner Bingaman performance.” - Peter Winter Lee, Executive Director of SFMS

— Susquehanna Folk Music Society

BIO:

Tanner Bingaman plays original and traditional Appalachian songs via guitar, banjo, and harmonica. Tanner's tunes are an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink gumbo, with explorations ranging from poignant punk melodies to rapturous and uncanny instrumental meditations, oftentimes finding himself perplexed by the task of coming down from yet another improvisational meandering. Tanner prefers barefoot walking and once saved the family dog from a rattlesnake.

Tanner has been happily featured on NPR stations throughout Pennsylvania, and he has shared stages with some of his favorite songwriters including Charlie Parr, Darrin Hacquard, Sam Bailey, Anna Jordan, and Allan Combs. In 2021, Tanner was awarded Emerging Artist of the Year by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, and in the following year, his full band was awarded Bluegrass Band of the Year by the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame. In 2023, Tanner played his first international performance with his New Zealand family of musicians (Jesse & Vince Pakipaki), raising funds for flood-relief efforts on the North Island. He is currently playing shows all over the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Tanner is an active member of the bands Tanjo & Crow, as well as his own Tanner Bingaman's Pretty Big Garden.

RECORDS:

The collection of Tanner's recordings include Family Matters (2016), Piece of Pie (Single, 2017)  Folkmush Volume I: Fernville Blues (EP, 2018), Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy (Single, 2018), We Were All Born Naked (2020), Ambulance (Single, 2020), Elias / Hunter (Instrumental EP, 2021), Seldom Said No (2021), Collections from the Prescott Sessions: Instrumental Movements & Meditations (2021), Tanjo Vol. I (2022), and The Elias Center Session (Tanjo & Crow, 2023) are currently available in various digital as well as physical formats. Tanner's solo releases have been archived on his Bandcamp and Patreon pages.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES:

Featured artist on NPR's WITF Music (Tanjo & Crow, 2023)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame - Best Folk Artist nominee (Tanner Bingaman, 2023)

Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest - Placement for the tune "Mozambique" - (Tanner Bingaman, 2022)

Susquehanna Folk Music Society Emerging Artist of the Year (Tanner Bingaman, 2021)

Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame - Awarded Bluegrass Band of the Year (Seldom Said No, 2021)

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