• Deering, Made In America on March 7

    We posted a few weeks back to alert everyone that Deering Banjos was going to be a featured subject on Travel Channel's Made In America TV program with John Ratzenberger. We just received word that the episode in question is

  • Cherryholmes live on XM this morning

    Cherryholmes was featured several times on XM Radio's Bluegrass Junction program with Kyle Cantrell. The band performed live in the studio and sat for an interview with Kyle. The show will be re-aired again this morning, January 7, at 9:00

  • Kel Kroydon banjos debut at SPBGMA

    Serious collectors and students of pre war banjos, guitars and mandolins know this odd name - Kel Kroydon. It was the brand used by the Gibson company in the early 1930s for their wooden toy division, later used as a

  • IBMA ’06 showcase deadline approaching

    Bands interested in submitting an application to showcase at the 2006 IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention in Nashville need to get in gear to meet the January 16 deadline. The submission fee is only $15, though bands who are selected

  • The Secret Life Of Banjos

    California bluegrass banjo player Bill Evans has teamed with the legendary old-time and bluegrass musician Jody Stecher to present an all-banjo duo show that they call The Secret Life of Banjos. For these shows, the pair play on a

  • Del and Jesse on The Opry this weekend

    Lots of good bluegrass on the Grand Ole Opry again this weekend, Saturday January 7. The Del McCoury Band will perform during the 8:00 to 8:30 segment, and then again in the 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. spot. Jesse McReynolds &

  • New Flecktones DualDisc release on 2/14

    Another long-awaited CD which has been pushed back from a January '06 release date is the next project from B???la Fleck & The Flecktones, The Hidden Land. We posted about this upcoming album back in November, when an initial release

  • New Mountain Heart CD – Wide Open

    The next CD project from Mountain Heart, Wide Open, was originally slated for release on Skaggs Family Records in January of 2006, but has been pushed back to February 14. This one marks a departure of sorts for the band,

  • Metallica bluegrass tribute CD on CMH

    Fade to Bluegrass Volume 2: The Bluegrass Tribute to Metallica is a new CD in the CMH Records Pickin' On series, due for a January 31, 2006 release. Like the first Metallica tribute project on CMH, the grassified covers were

  • January issue of Banjo NewsLetter

    Don Nitchie just passed along some info about the latest issue of Banjo NewsLetter, the longest running publication of its kind. In the January 2006 Banjo NewsLetter we feature David Talbot, banjo player with the The Grascals, who recently won the