Tag: banjo

David Adams Barnett to Hammertowne

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kentucky’s Hammertowne has announced the departure of banjo player Brent Pack, and the addition of new member David Adams Barnett in his stead. According to guitarist Dave Carroll, Brent has been offered a position as a full time Park Ranger with the Kentucky State Park Department, an opportunity that […]


Videos from Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art

| October 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is this bluegrass? Most assuredly not, but fans of the five string banjo should enjoy this interesting use of the instrument. Virginia banjoist John Bullard has just released his most recent album, Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art, where he performs popular music from the Baroque, […]


Richard Cifersky leaves Dale Ann

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Richard Cifersky has announced his departure from Dale Ann Bradley’s band. He had been touring with her since he arrived in the United States this spring from his native Slovak Republic. An experienced, professional banjo player, Cifersky spent more than a year raising the money […]


Winners announced for Scott Street Five Strings Finals

| October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fortunately, the weather cleared sufficiently on Saturday afternoon to hold the Scott Street Five Strings Finals in Richmond, VA during the Richmond Folk Festival. Three finalists had been chosen from video submissions in both bluegrass and clawhammer categories, who competed before judges including Josh Bearman, Sheila Kay […]


Finalists announced for Scott Street Five String Finals

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The finalists have been announced for this weekend’s Scott Street Five String Finals in Richmond, VA. This invitational event is being held for the second time this year to honor the finest young five string banjoists in the country, and the memory of Scott Street, […]


G7 Heritage Series Capo

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s not terribly uncommon for companies to release new products or gadgets at trade shows and conventions. Such is the case with at least one company participating in the IBMA World of Bluegrass festivities this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The good people at G7th capos […]


Vic Jordan remembered 

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Victor Howard Jordan passed away on August 26, 2016, in Nashville. He had been seriously ill for some time. Jordan was born October 19, 1938, a native of Washington D.C.. He did his military service in the United States Air Force. Jordan moved to Nashville […]


Navy Band still hunting a banjo picker

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard again this week from our friends with US Navy Band Country Current, saying that they are still on the hunt for a banjo player to join their group. The position also requires that the successful applicant double on rhythm guitar and harmony vocals, […]


2016 winners at Walnut Valley Festival

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Winners were chosen over this past weekend at the 45th Annual Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. Over the years, their National Flat Pick Guitar Championship and their National Bluegrass Banjo Championship have come to be recognized as among the most prestigious competitions of their kind […]


Kristin Scott Benson’s Stringworks Sings

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Grascals. And while I love a lot of things about Kristin Scott Benson’s new solo project, Stringworks, one of the things I love best about it that it doesn’t sound like the band that she’s such an integral […]