Tag: banjo

Bob French passes

| August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bob French, former banjo player with Joe Val and The New England Bluegrass Boys and partner with his wife as Bob & Grace French and The Rainbow Valley Folks, has passed away. He was 86 years of age. Bob and Grace started their life in music playing […]


Congratulations Richard and Kiki!

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s definitely bluegrass wedding season! On August 8, Kristýna Otáhalová and Richard Cifersky were married in a beautiful mansion garden in Velky Tynec, Czech Republic. Richard is currently the banjo player with Dale Ann Bradley, and has only recently come to America on a work visa. Kristen (Kiki) […]


Scott Street Five String Finals expands to include old time

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Entries are now being accepted for the 2nd annual Scott Street Five String Finals competition, to be held in Richmond, VA on October 8. Held in conjunction with the Richmond Folk Festival, the competition is hosted in honor of the late Scott Street, a prominent […]


Banjo spot open with Carolina Blue

| August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Carolina Blue is on the hunt for a new banjo picker. The Brevard, NC-based band plays contemporary bluegrass with a focus on the traditional side of the street. Their current banjo man, Seth Rhinehart, is finding the tour schedule a bit too much for him to […]


Butch Robins to Bill Monroe HOF

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Butch Robins, banjo player with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from 1977 to 1981, has been announced as the 2016 inductee into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during the Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen […]


Kyle Tuttle touring in support of Bobcat

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Nashville banjo picker Kyle Tuttle has announced a brief tour this month in support of his recently-released solo project, Bobcat. He, and his trusty road band, will hit Asheville, NC starting on August 18, and play four other southern cities over the following week. Along for […]


Bill & Kathy Evans Family Benefit at Freight & Salvage

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA has scheduled a benefit concert on September 2 for Bill and Kathy Evans. Bill is well-known in bluegrass circles for his long career as a banjo player, instructor, and booking agent. He and his wife live in […]


Colorado drops for Cavanaugh & Lanzbom

| July 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Cody Hill leaving Darrell Webb Band

| July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Ben Eldridge goes out on top

| July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 […]