Tag: Noam Pikelny

Noam & Friends 2013 video recap

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

To help promote the second stage of the Noam Pikelny & Friends tour, a video with highlights from the Fall of 2013 has been released. The tour is primarily in support of Noam’s stellar 2013 release, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, but […]


Tony Trischka’s Great Big World

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The banjo world is eagerly awaiting the next installment from 5 string magnifico Tony Trischka, Great Big World, due February 4 from Rounder. Trischka first emerged on the scene in the early 1970s as part of the eclectic string music scene around Syracuse University. He […]


All-Star Civil War Tribute Due Nov 5

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

ATO Records has announced November 5th as the official release date for Divided & United, a two-disc set commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This hearty thirty-two song collection features the best in American music. Drawing from country, bluegrass, and Americana music, this has been […]


Noam et al mashing it in B

| October 22, 2013 | 12 Comments

For anyone who may have scoffed at Noam Pikelny’s recent suggestion that he has been cramming on J.D. Crowe’s music of late, we offer further proof in the form of this video shot backstage during his current tour. Noam is out with Barry Bales, Bryan […]


Noam Plays Kenny Plays Bill… oh my!

| October 17, 2013 | 7 Comments

You don’t have to be a banjo or fiddle nerd to love Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, but if you are… oh my! One of the most admired five stringers in the world these days, noted for his discipline, vision and technical […]


Pikelny to IBMA: Don’t Preach to the Choir

| September 25, 2013 | 73 Comments

Bluegrass is alive and well and is poised to grow for years to come, but members of IBMA need to embrace contemporary pickers instead of trying to ostracize them, Punch Brothers banjo player Noam Pikelny said Tuesday in his keynote address at the World of […]


Photos from FreshGrass

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our friend, David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, sent along this gallery of images from the FreshGrass festival in North Adams, Massachusetts this past weekend.


Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe

| August 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Say that three times fast… Compass Records has just announced the October 1 release of a new solo project from Punch Bothers banjoist Noam Pikelny. And it’s quite a departure from his prior album, Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail, which was concentrated on […]


More from RockyGrass ’13

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is another look at RockyGrass 2013 from Shannon Turner.  


Noam Pikelny to deliver World of Bluegrass Keynote

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced that Noam Pikelny, banjo player with Punch Brothers and successful solo artist, will deliver the Keynote Address to the membership during the 2013 World of Bluegrass convention in September. Noam will give his thoughts on the current state […]