• Merlefest 2006 photos

    Our friend, Dan Miller, editor/publisher of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, sent along some terrific photos from the recently concluded Merlefest 2006, held annually on the campus of North Wilkesboro Community College in North Carolina. Given Dan's professional affiliation, one can understand

  • Larry Cordle shows canceled in May

    Larry Cordle has announced on his web site that he will be forced to cancel a number of shows in May, as he will be undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. The diagnosis was made just recently during a routine physical

  • Bluegrasscollege.org now online

    A new web-based instructional program for bluegrass music has been launched, going by the name bluegrasscollege.org. They describe their site as an interactive learning resource for bluegrass players on any instrument, at any level. Their web site describes the program

  • May Banjo NewsLetter on its way

    We just got a note from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie, to let us know that the May issue is in the mail to subscribers and newsstands. Donald also passed along a thumbnail description of the May issue: The May 06 issue

  • Ernie Thacker update in WV paper

    The Herald Dispatch in Huntington, WV has a detailed story in this morning's edition about Ernie Thacker's recent auto accident, which we had briefly outlined in a series of earlier posts. The Herald Dispatch article has information about a number

  • Doyle Lawson live on XM

    Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver is the current guest on Kyle Cantrell's Studio Special, which runs each week on XM Satellite Radio's Bluegrass Junction (Channel 14). The series, which features a mix of live, in-studio performance and interviews with popular bluegrass

  • American Banjo Camp schedule announced

    We posted late last year when the 4th Annual American Banjo Camp began accepting registrations for this year. The three day workshop (September 8-10, 2006) offers intensive instruction in both bluegrass and old time banjo, and is held in Fort