You know in our travels across the state we've met quite a few folks with passions for making guitars and fiddles and other musical instruments, but we haven't found a banjo maker until recently when Ken Wilshire visited a craftsman in Sommerville who not only makes them but is carrying on the art of banjo making with style
Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community. Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.