After years of studying African music, it was time for Súle to discover what that music became across the waters--hence his learning the banjo, an African New World instrument. After more than a decade of listening to--and seeing--Taj Mahal, Súle purchased his first 'jo in the early '80s in New York City. Still, he didn't seriously shed on the instrument until moving back to the D.C. area in 1990, subsequently learning from Debbie McClatchie, Bruce Hutton, Cathy Fink, with a touch of Trischka, Seeger, and Buehling, and a whole lot of time alone. After years of solo performance and networking in the banjo community, fast forward to 2005, when Súle helps create the historic Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, NC. From this grows the Grammy Award winning ensemble, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as appearances in PBS' Give Me the Banjo documentary, and contributing to the soundtracks of Chasin' Gus' Ghost, the Librarian and the Banjo, and others. Súle interviewed Taj Mahal for Banjo Newsletter in 1996, and they appeared on stage side by side in DC as part of the 2006 Congressional Blues Festival. Súle is currently expanding banjo repertoire into African and Soul, and invokes the "ol' cremona's" ancient power in his music and story concerts, workshops and instructional appointments.