Tag: banjo

Steve Gulley introduces Stuart Wyrick

| March 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Steve Gulley has prepared a brief video to introduce a new album, East Tennessee Sunrise, from his good friend, Stuart Wyrick. It was recorded at Steve’s Curve Studio and is set for a fall release on Rural Rhythm Records. Stuart is an accomplished banjo picker currently […]


Banjo – An Illustrated History

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lovers of the banjo have much to celebrate in this first half of the year, with two carefully researched and prepared hardcover books being released on the history of the instrument. We mentioned The Banjo – America’s African Instrument earlier this month, portrayed by its […]


Tony Trischka and “The Green Flash Banjo” Illuminate Hilo, Hawaii

| March 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

This review of a recent Tony Trischka concert is a contribution from Jack Tottle. When Tony Trischka steps into the spotlight at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo, Hawaii, the first thing that grabs the audience is his banjo. The entire length of the fingerboard blazes […]


Deering introduces Clawgrass 2 banjo

| March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Deering Banjo Company has introduced a new edition of their signature Mark Johnson Clawgrass model, designed to offer the same tone and playability of the original, but at a price point more accessible to the average picker. The Clawgrass No. 2 uses the same high-grade […]


Report from the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp

| March 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

We heard this week from noted Spanish banjoist and teacher, Lluis Gómez, with a report on the first bluegrass instruction camp held in Barcelona. More than 70 people met last March 5th in Barcelona for a full day of bluegrass tunes, G-runs, banjo rolls, improvised jams […]


Raymond Fairchild recovering at home

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bluegrass banjo icon Raymond Fairchild is doing well, recuperating at home after undergoing surgery last week. Some complications arose following the surgery, but he is out of the hospital and resting comfortably. At nearly 77 years of age, Raymond has been suffering from atrial fibrillation, or […]


John Treadway to Big Country Bluegrass

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

John Treadway of Taylorsville, NC has been announced as the newest member of Big Country Bluegrass. He will be playing banjo and singing harmony with the southwest Virginia band, filling the spot vacated recently when Lynwood Lunsford left after nine years to start his own […]


A Dream video from Ashleigh Caudill

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s another new video released today. It’s a song from Ashleigh Caudill’s upcoming album, Looney Bird, one she wrote called A Dream. She’s followed a familiar path for today’s most promising string musicians and songwriters. From her home in Colorado Ashleigh moved to Boston and the Berklee […]


The Banjo – America’s African Instrument

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Laurent Dubois says he thinks of his new book, The Banjo – America’s African Instrument, as a biography of the banjo. Tracing this uniquely American instrument from its West African roots, through its emergence in the folk and popular music of the Caribbean islands and the Southeastern […]


Banjo added to the Monroe Mandolin Camp

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

The horrors! Slobbering five-stringers have been invited to drool all over the proceedings at this year’s Monroe Mandolin Camp in Nashville. But seriously, after mando purists pick themselves up off the floor, they’ll recognize what camp managers Mike Compton and Heidi Herzog have to say about the […]