After years of studying African music, it was time for Súle to discover what it became 'cross the waters--hence his learnng the banjo, a New World African 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. Súle didn't seriously shed on the instrument until moving back the D.C. area in 1990, subsequently learning from Debbie McClatchie, Bruce Hutton, Cathy Fink, a touch of Trischka and Seeger, Clarke Buehling, and a whole lot of shedding. 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 as part of the 2006 Congressional Blues Festival, in Washington, DC. Súle is currently expanding banjo repertoire into African and Soul, and invokes the "old cremona's" ancient power in his music and story concerts and workshops.