Below is a huge (4-foot long) photo of the famous Tennessee Banjo Institute, held in 1992, at which Dena Epstein lectured. She recalls being one of the few people without a banjo in their hands.
Here is a photo closeup of her behind John Hartford.
Dena’s work inspired the TBI, which brought together the whole world of banjoists, including, for the first time, African pluked lute players, minstrel historians and the hottest bluegrass pickers from Nashville. Dena is the subject of my film THE LIBRARIAN AND THE BANJO.