• $10K raised for Tony Rice in CT

    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

  • Tony Rice benefits in CT and TN

    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

  • Great Big World – Tony Trischka

    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

  • Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

    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

  • Seminars at IBMA 2013

    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

  • Noam Pikelny Manchicken live video

    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

  • Seldom Scene hits middle age

    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

  • Antifogmatic from Punch Brothers in June

    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

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