Tag: Pete Wernick

Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Powerful” is the word that Bill Monroe, in his Kentucky drawl, used to describe anything that was particularly good and pleasing to him, like the royalty cheques that he received after Elvis Presley recorded Blue Moon of Kentucky or Ricky Skaggs recorded Uncle Pen. So, […]

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Long Lonesome Road – The Giant Mountains Band

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Though numerous countries across Europe are home to bluegrass musicians, the Czech Republic seems to be one of the most popular lately. Faculty members from East Tennessee State University recently released a documentary chronicling the bluegrass scene within the country, and Pete Wernick just announced […]

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Two scholarships offered for Dr. Banjo camp

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Pete Wernick announces the availability of two scholarships for his 2014 Advanced Banjo Camp, January 20-25 in Boulder, Colorado. The camp is geared to players in performing bands and focuses on tone, timing, “believability,” creativity, band dynamics, and performance. The scholarships are intended for pickers […]

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Hot Rize tracking new project

| November 14, 2013 | 10 Comments
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Fans of Hot Rize will be delighted to learn that there is a new studio album in the offing. The CD will be the first by the legendary band in 10 years – and the first studio album since the release of Take It Home, […]

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Telluride 2013 photos

| June 24, 2013 | 3 Comments
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Here’s Jason Lombard’s first gallery of images from Telluride 2013, celebrating the festival’s 40th Anniversary.  

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Long Road Home – Back To Dixieland

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
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What’s more retro than a vinyl 45? Long Road Home, the quintet formed in 2005 by Martin Gilmore (guitar) and Justin Hoffenberg (fiddle), and now additionally consisting of Pete Wernick (banjo), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin) and Andrew Bonnis on bass, has announced the release of a […]

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Scholarship winners for Wernick’s MerleFest Jam Camp

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Pete Wernick has announced the names of two youngsters from western North Carolina as scholarship winners for his Bluegrass Jam Camp in Boomer, NC later this month. Liam Purcell, 10, of Deep Gap and Kinsey Green, 14, of Boone are both multi-instrumentalists, immersed in bluegrass […]

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The Dark is Barking – Rawhide

| January 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
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When you think about bluegrass music, Belgium is probably not one of the first locations which come to mind. However, with their latest album The Dark is Barking, Belgian group Rawhide has shown that bluegrass can be created just as easily in Europe as it […]

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Dr Banjo’s Jam Camp in Europe – for the first time

| January 2, 2013 | 1 Comment
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After over 100 Jam Camps in America, Pete Wernick (aka Dr Banjo), has organised his first bluegrass Jam Camp in Europe. Pete’s first all-Europe bluegrass Jam Camp is scheduled to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, over three days; March 22-24, Friday to Sunday, at […]

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Blue Yodel #44 – Ask Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

| September 10, 2012 | 8 Comments
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This week’s trivia master is Peter “Pete Wernick” Wernick, who as Dr. Banjo makes house calls from his Niwot, CO home. Originally from New York City, Pete began his professional career in 1971 by winning the title America’s Top Chef while playing with Country Cooking […]

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