Category: Bluegrass instructional resources

Buddy Merriam Mandolin – Volume 2

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Iconic mandolinist Buddy Merriam has released a follow-up edition of his mandolin book, titled Back Roads Mandolin, Volume Two. It contains transcriptions of 32 more of his original tunes for the mandolin, presented in both standard notation and tablature, along with a number of photos from Buddy’s personal […]


Great Alaskan Fish ‘n Pick debuts in 2016

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

If there’s one main thing that unites bluegrass lovers outside of the music, it could well be fishing. Get a handful of pickers together and the conversation is likely to slide towards a variety of outdoor sports activities, with hunting and fishing high on the […]


Dreadnoughts Unlimited scholarships for Kaufman Kamp

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Once again in 2016, Dreadnoughts Unlimited will award need and age-based scholarships to attend the Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamps in Maryville, TN. These week-long residence workshops offer intensive, hands-on music education for bluegrass and old time musicians looking to up their game. And thanks to the […]


Phil Zimmerman to lead Music Camps North

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Music Camps North, who host the ever-popular Banjo Camp North and Mandolin Camp North each year, have named Phil Zimmerman as their new Director. The camps are held in Charlton, Massachusetts with a wide variety of instructors brought in to teach students at almost any level […]


Paul Kowert guest instructor at ArtistWorks

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Paul Kowert, the remarkable young bassist with Punch Brothers, has signed on as a guest instructor with ArtistWorks, who offers online instruction for a variety of string instruments and styles. He has prepared nearly two dozen lessons for advanced players which can be accessed by […]


New bluegrass graduates from ETSU

| December 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has announced the six newest graduates from their department, and two who received advanced degrees at the Fall commencement on December 12. Baccalaureate degrees were accepted by Kristy […]


Pocket Lick: Banjo 2 app for iOS

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s not much you can get for $0.99 these days. If you are a banjo player, you’d be lucky to get a single banjo string for a buck, much less a new pick, or some new licks to learn. But wait… That’s just what you […]


2015 ResoSummit scholarship went to Adam Birkeland

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Houston Caldwell Scholarship to Rob Ickes’ 9th annual ResoSummit, held November 12-15 in Nashville, went to 15-year-old Adam Birkeland from Duluth, MN. Each year Rob and his ResoSummit co-produer Betty Wheeler, choose a young picker of special merit to attend the weekend instructional event free of charge. […]


Bluegrass delegation to Kazakhstan

| November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Among the many interesting people we met this year at the World of Bluegrass convention were Damon Postle and Danny Bermel, a pair of doctoral students at the University of Georgia. They are in the process of developing pre-service teacher training in bluegrass music for students at […]


Mike Compton to Peghead Nation

| October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pegged Nation has announced that Monroe-style mandolin master Mike Compton has joined their staff of instructors, and will soon be introducing a new video course for the California-based e-learning outfit. The company was launched just over a year ago to provide high level instruction for […]