Tag: Bennett Sullivan

Pocket Lick: Banjo 2 app for iOS

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s not much you can get for $0.99 these days. If you are a banjo player, you’d be lucky to get a single banjo string for a buck, much less a new pick, or some new licks to learn. But wait… That’s just what you […]


Kristin Scott Benson interview

| October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

New York banjo picker and entrepreneur Bennett Sullivan has shared this video interview with Kristin Scott Benson which he recorded when she was up in his area recently. Kristin is the banjo picker with The Grascals, and has been named Banjo Player of the Year four times […]


Bright Star premiers this month

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Steve Martin’s latest venture, a new musical called Bright Star, is set to premiere later this month in San Diego. The music, in the form of 25 new songs, was written by Martin with his performing partner Edie Brickell. Just as on their recent album […]


Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Enter The Leeway

| May 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

From Brooklyn, NY comes another young band using bluegrass instruments to play grass-inflected pop music. The Leeway describes their style as Indie/Folk, but it seems likely to appeal to fans of modern, experimental bluegrass-based music, which we have described here before as a new dimension […]


Practice Strategy Checklist from Bennett Sullivan

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’ve written before about Bennett Sullivan, a banjo player plying his trade in New York City, and his fine album of new banjo tunes, Lady Nora. In addition to performing in and around the Big Apple, Bennett is also a successful instructor with a unique […]


Lady Nora – Bennett Sullivan

| June 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

We’ve written once before about Bennett Sullivan, a North Carolina banjo player now plying his trade in New York City. At the time we were covering his Kickstarter campaign to use crowd sourcing to finance recording a project of his original music. Well, the album has […]


Banjo in New York City?

| November 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

That’s right folks, there is banjo music in the Big Apple. But you already knew that (didn’t you?). Well, here’s another NYC banjo story. It involves Bennett Sullivan, a transplanted Tar Heel now plying the five string trade in the Big Apple. Before making the […]