The April 2006 issue of Banjo NewsLetter has been mailed, and most subscribers should have it in the next few days if they haven’t seen it already. Editor Donald Nitchie tells us that this issue contains Greg Cahill’s interview with Robby Boone of Lonesome Road, and Bill Evans’ tab of J.D. Crowe’s backup on Your Love Is Like A Flower.
There is also a lengthy review of the new Gibson J.D. Crowe Black Jack banjo, written by Mike Kropp, which includes an interview with Erik Sullivan of Gibson, and the reactions of a number of pro players to this newest addition to the Gibson banjo line.
The Old-Time Way section (edited by Dan Levenson and Bob Carlin) features a profile of clawhammer player Rebekah Weiler, a review of Diane Jones” instructional DVD, a profile and review of the Field Recorders” Collective, and a review of Jimmy McCown”s new CD.
MP3s for the tabs in the April issue are already posted on the Banjo NewsLetter web site.
Nitchie also asked us to pass along that The Banjo Hangout is now hosting a number of forum categories especially for the magazine, allowing subscribers to discuss the regular columns and features of the print version online.