Tag: banjo

Sir Walter goes banjo crazy!

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last night when we arrived in Raleigh, there was a flurry of activity by the statue of Sir Walter Raleigh in front of the Raleigh Convention Center. Bland Hoke and his team from Wyoming were setting up a temporary art installation that is all about banjos. […]


Banjo Loco with The Fisherman’s Lament

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Those crazy Banjo Loco guys have a new video which examines the existential question of where to draw the line between fishin’ and just standing with a beer and a pole.   The song is called Fisherman’s Lament, and is included on their current CD, […]


Straight Up Strings for banjo

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Straight Up Strings, designed and marketed by Roger Siminoff, is following up the successful introduction of their mandolin strings with three sets for banjo, starting October 1. Like the mandolin strings, Roger designed these sets to create even downward tension from each of the five […]


Wayne Blythe – Carter Center banjo

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

So many of the fine people who make contributions to bluegrass do so outside of their primary profession or occupation. For example, next week at the World of Bluegrass convention will be hundreds of folks who are taking time off work to focus on their […]


Calling all Banjo Babes

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]


Groundspeed from Rogers & Larrance

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Rogers & Larrance have released Groundspeed, a second track from their upcoming reimagining of Flatt & Scruggs’ classic Foggy Mountain Banjo album. What makes their effort unique is that Tyson Rogers is a pianist, and Bryon Larrance a drummer. The pair met working with jazz banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh, […]


Eddie Adcock on his major award

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a cash award of $50,000. “What […]


Deering introduces Goodtime Americana

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Deering Banjo Company has introduced the latest addition to their popular Goodtime series, designed for budget conscious old time 5 string players. The Americana model is made with a 12” rim, resulting in a larger head surface and a frequency response with greater resonance in […]


Phill Morley passes

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

British banjo ace Phill Morley passed away on Wednesday morning, 27 August, 2014, in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. He had been ill for some time and had had major heart attacks on three occasions in recent years. Born on March 13, 1952, Morley was a […]


Eddie Adcock receives the 2014 Steve Martin prize

| September 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

The 2014 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music has been awarded to Eddie Adcock. The prize includes a cash payment of $50,000 and the opportunity to appear in public with Martin. Since the early 1950s, Eddie has been playing the banjo […]