Tag: banjo

Stringworks tab book from Kristin Benson

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kristin Scott Benson has released a banjo tab book and CD package for her current solo project, Stringworks. The Grascals banjo picker worked with noted transcriber Russell Sawler to create tab for all the banjo solos and backup from the album, which includes a mix of […]


Custom embossing available from Musicians Belt

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Musicians Belt, who for years has been offering high-quality no-scratch leather belts for string musicians, has announced a new program. The company now has a laser engraver in the shop, allowing them to cut custom logos into plain leather belts, and even add color to the […]


Deering introduces banjo thumbpick

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Deering Banjo company has added a new accessory to their line of products for banjo players. Their new thumbpick is now offered directly from their web site in a white pearloid finish. It is styled and sized much like the popular National brand picks that […]


Ryan Cavanaugh moves on from Jeff Austin

| October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ryan Cavanaugh has announced that he is leaving his banjo position with the Jeff Austin Band and heading back to his home base in New York City. Austin had started his group when he left Yonder Mountain String Band in the spring of 2014, starting […]


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 […]