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Colorado drops for Cavanaugh & Lanzbom

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Jazz banjo pioneer Ryan Cavanaugh has a new album coming out later this year with guitarist C Lanzbom. Titled Every Note the Heart Can Play, it features original compositions by the two noted instrumentalists, engineered and mixed by Lanzbom at his Sherwood Ridge Studio just outside New […]

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Cody Hill leaving Darrell Webb Band

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Banjo picker Cody Hill has announced that he is departing The Darrell Webb Band and leaving East Tennessee to return home to Indiana. His plans include resuming a career in the fiber optics industry, and filling in with a number of different bands over the rest […]

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Ben Eldridge goes out on top

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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If you get a chance to script your own farewell, it might look a lot like Saturday night, when Ben Eldridge made one last appearance with the Seldom Scene, the iconic Washington, DC-area band that he helped found nearly 45 years ago. You’d be on […]

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Tom Nechville sits for Bud Bennett

| July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tom Nechville, banjo builder and the man behind the innovative Nechville Musical Products company, is the latest subject to sit for banjo archivist Bud Bennett and his Appalachian Music and Culture blog. Bud has to date posted lengthy, in-depth interviews with several notable banjo celebrities, including Jens Kruger, […]

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Banjo spot opening with Darin & Brooke

| July 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Are you a banjo player looking for a full time gig? A spot is opening up with Darin & Brooke Aldridge this summer, and they have asked us to share news of the fact to help them find the perfect picker for the job. The […]

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Kaz Inaba remembers Ralph Stanley

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The tributes to Ralph Stanley this past week have been both numerous and poignant, demonstrating how deeply his music and his kindness have touched others over a 70 year career. One that we just received shows that it wasn’t just in his native southwestern Virginia that […]

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Stringworks coming soon from Kristin Scott Benson

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Watching Kristin Scott Benson on stage with The Grascals, it’s easy to imagine her as the shy and retiring type. She rarely if ever speaks, and doesn’t often even smile. Just a little lady and her banjo quietly driving the band forward song after song. But when […]

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Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the festival’s special Banjorama segment that […]

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Wilson Banjo picks up Dale Perry

| June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The bluegrass festival season is just getting underway in earnest for 2016, and already the big news is the return of David Parmley to the circuit with his stellar band, Cardinal Tradition. Standing on stage with David on the five is Dale Perry, as he […]

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XXX banjo celebrates Nechville anniversary

| June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Tom Nechville and his Nechville Musical Products company is celebrating 30 years of banjo building with a new limited production model they are dubbing XXX. Representing the Roman numerals for 30, the XXX is constructed with very high grade curly maple stained with what they call […]

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