2016 RIBA Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Kropp, born in New York, was a life-long banjo player and teacher. While working at Columbia Records, he collaborated on projects with John Hammond, José Feliciano, and Carole King.
Besides being a long time member of the prominent Northern Lights bluegrass group, he was also a founding member of The Pegheads and his own more recent project, the KroppDusters, among other bands.
In recent years, Kropp assumed management of the Banjo and Mandolin Camps North and was a RIBA board member. He passed away on November 10, 2015.