Tag: banjo

Russ Carson gets the nod

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When we reported in March that Russ Carson had been picked as the new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, we noted that he officially was coming on board on a 90 day trial basis. Those of us well familiar with his playing and […]

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Once Upon A Time In Appalachia

| May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ryan Cavanaugh has released the latest single in his Back Country series of modern banjo compositions. Like the others so far, Once Upon A Time In Appalachia was recorded with Bill Evans on saxophone, Mark Egan on bass, Tyson Rogers on keyboard, and Joel Rosenblatt on drums. […]

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Bluegrass Heritage sends a kid to camp

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Young Liam Purcell was the recipient of a music scholarship from the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation’s Play It Forward program, allowing him to attend the Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy during last weekend’s Five String Fest in North Carolina. Liam lives in nearby Deep Gap, not far from […]

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Free Classifieds from Bluegrass Today

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Starting today, we are offering free classified ads here for all registered users at Bluegrass Today. Since registration is also free, our classifieds are truly no cost for our readers. Just log in, go to the Classifieds page, and create an ad in one of […]

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Scholarships for 2nd annual Women’s Banjo Camp

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We banjo players have endured unkind banjo jokes for as long as we’ve been playing. Always derogatory, often at the expense of our intelligence, appearance or job prospects, these jabs sting the refined five stringer to the core. With Murphy and Casey Henry’s Women’s Banjo […]

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Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

| April 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won’t be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended to aggregate – and where […]

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Tony Trischka Lost live

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Tony Trischka sat recently for an episode of One On One, an online music video program created and produced by Ehud Lazin. The concept is to create intimate videos of performers, with no audience – just the artist and the recordist. Here Trischka plays a solo version […]

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Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before… A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo. But this one’s no joke. Tyson Rogers and Bryon Larrance are celebrating how the five string has been a thread in […]

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Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

| April 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Dan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

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Two new capos from Planet Waves

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Planet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]

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