Tag: Pete Wernick

Pete jokes, while Steve plays it straight

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

As it always seems to do, video has surfaced of Steve Martin’s acceptance of a Distinguished Achievement Award during last week’s World of Bluegrass business conference in Raleigh, NC. Steve was honored for his lifetime of support for bluegrass music, and his recent career turn towards […]


Having a Coffee with … Pete Wernick

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Joining me for coffee this morning is Peter Wernick, otherwise known as Dr […]


Sneak peek from new Hot Rize CD

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hot Rize has released a single track from their upcoming reunion album, due sometime this Fall. It’s Blue Is Falling, the opening track on the CD whose title has not yet been announced. The single (and the album) features three original members of the band, […]


Powerful: Bill Monroe Remembered to debut

| June 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

“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, […]


Long Lonesome Road – The Giant Mountains Band

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Two scholarships offered for Dr. Banjo camp

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Hot Rize tracking new project

| November 14, 2013 | 10 Comments

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, […]


Telluride 2013 photos

| June 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

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


Long Road Home – Back To Dixieland

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]


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 […]