Tag: banjo

The Roys hunting a banjo player

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Just as they celebrate the release of their latest album, The View, The Roys are on the hunt for a new banjo player. Daniel Patrick, who has spent the past year and a half on the road with the band, has told Lee and Elaine […]

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Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Eddie Collins has taken advantage of all the multimedia options offered by the iBook format in his latest instructional offering, Bluegrass Banjo in 10 Easy Steps. The package is available for iPads or Apple MacIntosh computers running OS 10.9 with the iBook software for $15.99. […]

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Jake Schepps on the mend

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]

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Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

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Brandon Green to Chosen Road

| August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Jonathan Bucker had several pieces of news about Chosen Road when we caught up recently. He and the band have a new album, Love’s Purest Light, released this Summer on Poor Mountain Records. It’s their first studio project in three years, featuring a set of both […]

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Greg Corbett passes

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Greg Corbett, North Carolina banjo player, died yesterday (August 24). He was 41 years old, set to turn 42 this next week. Not much information has been released about his passing. Greg died in his sleep Saturday morning, of a suspected heart attack. In the 1990s, […]

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5 String Flamethrower – Rob McCoury

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What a golden age we’re in for banjo recordings! After years of anticipation, it’s Rob McCoury of the Del McCoury Band, joining recent wonderful banjo recordings by the Foggy Mountain Special Earl Scruggs Tribute team, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny and others. I’ve known Rob since […]

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Béla & Abby CD in October

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: husband and wife, parents, musicians, touring partners, and now studio duet collaborators. Rounder Records has announced today that they will release their first, and eponymous, album October 7. There will also be a second duo tour starting later this Fall. Family […]

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The Patuxent Banjo Project

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The latest release from Patuxent Music, The Patuxent Banjo Project (Patuxent CD 250), has a very interesting aspect in that it brings together 40 regional banjo players to showcase their talents. However, these pickers are from the bluegrass-rich Greater Washington, DC – Baltimore, Maryland, area […]

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Jason Burleson back with Blue Highway

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We are delighted to report that Jason Burleson has been released from the hospital in Le Puy en Velay, France, and has been reunited with his Blue Highway brethren at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival. Upon arriving in France last week, Jason did one performance […]

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