Tag: Chris Eldridge

$10K raised for Tony Rice in CT

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last weekend, GuitartownCT Productions held their Tony Rice benefit at the Unitarian Hall in Hamden, CT. A bevy of top northeastern bluegrass talent performed to help raise money to support Tony financially while he works to reclaim his voice, and receive treatment for the arthritis that has stolen […]


Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

| March 7, 2014 | 2 Comments

Over this next few weeks, two benefit concerts will be held to raise funds for The Tony Rice Foundation, which is collecting donations to assist Tony while he seeks to recover from both his arm and voice problems. Over $60,000 has been raised since December, […]


Great Big World – Tony Trischka

| February 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

A new album from Tony Trischka is always big news in the banjo world. Since the 1970s he’s been cranking out music to challenge 5 stringers and banjo fans alike, and reworking what can be expected from his instrument along the way. For his 2014 […]


Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Attention talented young string players… Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians 22 and under (as […]


Seminars at IBMA 2013

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

IBMA’s World of Bluegrass gives folks many chances to meet and learn from others in the industry, both from experts on panels and just chances to mix, mingle and swap stories with other musicians, broadcasters, mangers, and festival promoters. I attended a few of the seminars […]


Close To Picture from Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge

| August 6, 2013 | 2 Comments

Close To Picture is a four track EP project from guitarists Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, who have been touring together this summer. Eldridge is a progressive grasser, whose primary performance venue is Chris Thile’s Punch Brothers. With the band on a break, he has been […]


Album of the Week #32 – Chris Thile’s How To Grow A Woman From The Ground

| February 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

It was announced a few months ago that bluegrass’ own Chris Thile will be awarded a MacArthur genius grant. Congratulations. There isn’t a more deserving artist. But hold your applause. His award is eclipsed by the honor he is receiving this week: An Album Of […]


Noam Pikelny Manchicken live video

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny has posted a video from his ongoing tour in support of his current album, Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail. The video is for his original banjo tune, Manchicken, found on his 2004 CD, In The Maze. Assisting are Luke […]


Seldom Scene hits middle age

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

You never know what songs you’ll hear when the Seldom Scene is playing. Not only is the band entering it’s 41st year – giving the Scene one of the deepest catalogs around – but members regularly add new material to their stage show. I was […]


Antifogmatic from Punch Brothers in June

| April 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Continuing in their established trend of terse, esoteric and slightly archaic references for album titles, Punch Brothers have announced that their new CD, Antifogmatic, will be released June 15 on Nonesuch Records. And also continuing in the newly-established trend, they are offering a special deluxe […]