Tag: banjo

Banjostand coming back to World of Bluegrass

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

One of the most talked-about aspects of the 2014 World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh was the temporary art exhibit, Banjostand, designed by Bland Hoke. It was constructed on site surrounding the iconic statue of Sir Walter Raleigh by Bruno Lucchesi. We noticed it right away […]


Montage video from Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brian Godchaux & Sandy Rothman have created a new video, using audio from one of the tunes on their new album of banjo/fiddle duets, The Red Fiddle & The Silver Banjo, against a montage of lovely photos taken by Theo Van Trier, a Dutch mandolinist and […]


Jason Burleson model banjo from Prucha

| August 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jaroslav Prucha has introduced a new artist signature model to his line of professional grade bluegrass instruments, made in the Czech Republic. This one is for banjo player Jason Burleson of Blue Highway, and has his signature engraved in an inlay block at the 19th fret. It’s […]


John Hickman update

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last week we caught up with Joe Burkett of Neighborhood Solutions in Guthrie, OK. He gave us an update on the work his organization is doing on the home of banjo legend John Hickman, whose illness had rendered him incapable of performing repairs or maintenance on his […]


J.D. Crowe retires – for real this time

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

When banjo legend J.D. Crowe retired from active touring with The New South at the end of 2012, he continued to offer occasional performances, primarily with his old friends Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams. He also toured loosely this summer with a reunion of the New […]


Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How to bring the banjo home […]


IBMA Film Festival selections announced

| August 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the selections for their 2015 IBMA Film Festival, held in conjunction with their annual World of Bluegrass convention. Two films have been chosen as highlights to be presented during the mid-week business conference, and seven others will be […]


Banjo Babes – back for 2016

| August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Banjo Babes Calendar is back for 2016. The same folks who launched this musical almanac project in 2014 are back with their third edition for next year. With Erin Inglish again at the helm, the 2016 Banjo Babes Calendar is designed to help publicize […]


Coming to America – a banjo picker’s story

| August 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Immigration is a hot topic of conversation in the United States these days, and is likely to remain so as we head into the Presidential election next year. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the matter, whether the discussion centers around the tedious process to […]


Fleck, Trischka and friends honor Bill Keith at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. Fans packed the Creekside Stage tent to listen to the tribute and get a glimpse […]