Tag: banjo

Roan Mountain Suite from Jens Kruger

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jens Kruger, celebrated North Carolina banjoist, by way of Switzerland, will be premiering a new composition of his with The Kruger Brothers and The Kontras Quartet, on October 15. The concert is scheduled at The Paramount Center in Bristol, TN. Titled Roan Mountain Suite, the piece […]


20 Questions with Katy Daley – Sammy Shelor

| August 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

With this post we introduce a new feature, which will appear sporadically at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As the situation […]


Vic Jordan passes

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the finest banjo players of the 1960s and ’70s has left us. Vic Jordan passed away last night in Nashville. He was 77 years of age and had been seriously ill for some time. Vic’s prominence in bluegrass exploded when he joined Bill Monroe […]


Collins Miller to Darrell Webb

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Darrell Webb Band has announced they newest member, Collins Miller, who has joined the group on banjo. Collins is 18 years of age, hailing from Arab in northern Alabama. Arab has the honor of being the namesake of a classic bluegrass instrumental by another Alabama […]


Stringworks video tease from Kristin Scott Benson

| August 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mountain Home Music has produced a video tease for their newly-released Stringworks album by Grascals banjo master, Kristin Sctott Benson. The project mixes banjo and bluegrass classics with Kristin’s original tunes, and a few from outside the genre. You’ll not only get to hear portions of several […]


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 stepping aside to focus on his work with Mark Kuykendall, Bobby […]


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 […]