Tag: Bela Fleck

Be a part of Béla and Abby’s banjo mosaic

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

How would you like to have a photo of yourself and your banjo hanging in the home of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn? Well the two banjo mavens have put out a call for just that, so that they can assemble a mosaic from the […]


Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

| August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Write a Banjo Concerto. How to play Bach on the banjo. Paganini, Debussy, and Chopin too. How to come up with the tunes on Drive. How to serve up UFO Tofu, Sweet Pomegranates and Cheeseballs in Cowtown. How to dream up Bigfoot, Metric Lips and Deviation. How to bring the banjo home […]


Friday at Grey Fox 2015

| July 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courtney Hartmann with Della Mae at Grey Fox 2015 - photo by Tara Linhardt

Friday at Grey Fox was another action-packed day. One of the hardest things about this festival is deciding what to do with so many great activities happening at the same time. There were workshops on dance, songwriting, and all kinds of instruments. Then there was the huge […]


Fleck, Trischka and friends honor Bill Keith at Grey Fox Banjo Summit

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka and six other banjo greats honored 75-year-old Bill Keith Friday, July 17 at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in what was dubbed the Keith-Style Banjo Summit. Fans packed the Creekside Stage tent to listen to the tribute and get a glimpse […]


Grey Fox to host Keith banjo summit

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 2015 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has a special treat in store for banjo lovers, and fans of the seminal and highly influential style of Bill Keith. Bill was a pioneer in developing what is now known as the melodic style of banjo, sometimes called […]


Béla and Abby go full metal banjo

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you are an online comedy aficionado, you may be familiar with a site called The AV Club, which is a kissin’ cousin to the popular parody news site, The Onion. Fun music videos are a big part of their output, including their A.V. Undercover […]


How To Write A Banjo Concerto comes to VOD

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Finally! The 2014 film How To Write A Banjo Concerto, which follows Béla Fleck through the process of conceiving and composing The Imposter, is being released to video on demand. Starting tomorrow, April 21, viewers will be able to watch the movie through iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo […]


New direction for Sierra Hull

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sierra Hull is in the studio again this month trying to finish up her third project for Rounder Records, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. When discussing this record with Rounder’s Ken Irwin this summer, he suggested that she was “going in […]


Three ReFlecktions on Béla and Abigail in Frederick

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This set of reflections on a Béla Fleck/Abigail Washburn concert is a first contribution from Jen Hughes, a new writer we hope to feature semi-regularly at Bluegrass Today. Perfectionism I have always thought Béla Fleck is a perfectionist. I came to this notion not only […]


Wide Open Jam – Friday Night Heaven

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The last set of the night at the Red Hat Amphitheater on Friday, at Wide Open Bluegrass, was heaven. Billed as the Wide Open Jam, that was a rather modest description. It was the pinnacle. It was a fine Loar, or a fine pre-war Martin. […]