• Ralph Stanley at MerleFest 2014

    We heard this morning from R. B. Powell,from Lewistown, PA, a banjo picker and promoter of scholarships for young musicians.   He shared this video he had shot of Ralph Stanley during MerleFest 2014 at the Creekside Stage as part of the

  • Pete jokes, while Steve plays it straight

    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

  • Sneak peek from new Hot Rize CD

    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

  • Long Lonesome Road – The Giant Mountains Band

    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,

  • Two scholarships offered for Dr. Banjo camp

    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

  • Hot Rize tracking new project

    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

  • Long Road Home – Back To Dixieland

    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

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