• Saturday at Grey Fox ’16

    Saturday was full of options and activities for all ages. The family tent had music shows, puppet shows, face painting, and activities for kids. There were dance workshops, called dances (squares, contras, etc), and plenty of bands to dance in

  • The State of American Acoustic Music

    My fellow Americans: the state of acoustic music in our country is strong. Earlier last week in our Nation’s capital many were sitting down for principle. By week’s end, throngs were standing up in repeated ovation for American Acoustic music, recognizing

  • Béla Fleck on Sierra Hull

    When Sierra Hull's third Rounder album was released early this year, we talked with her about her personal artistic struggles that had delayed the completion of the project, how she resolved them with the help of banjo master Béla Fleck,

  • Banjo Concerto No. 2: Juno by Béla Fleck

    Somewhere in the midst of an album and EP with Abigail Washburn (with full-time touring and winning a Grammy), an album and touring with Chick Corea, performing his concerto, The Impostor, dozens of times, and being a father, the indefatigable Béla Fleck

  • 2016 Bluegrass Grammy

    The announcement for the 2016 Best Bluegrass Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards was made this afternoon in Los Angeles. This was during the infamous "earlier in the afternoon" ceremony regularly mentioned in the main awards show to be

  • Weighted Mind – Sierra Hull

    Can we really be talking about a major artistic shift by an established artist who is only 24 years old? I guess we can if the artist has been recording since she was 12, already has a pair of major label

  • New Sierra Hull CD in January ’16

    Rounder Records has announced a January 29, 2016 release for Weighted Mind, their third album for mandolin maven Sierra Hull. This one will be something of a departure for the young virtuoso, whose two previous releases featured her as singer/songwriter within

  • Béla Fleck Making Time at Grey Fox

    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

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