• Welcome Boone Johnston!

    Eli Johnston, banjo player and vocalist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and his wife, Keasley, have welcomed their second child into the world. Boone Wilder Johnston was born on September 5 at 11:30 p.m. at Leconte Medical Center in Sevierville, TN.

  • Becky Buller makes her Grand Ole Opry debut

    Becky Buller debuts on the Grand Ole Opry (9/3/21) - photo by Shelly Swanger Becky Buller, and her trusty Becky Buller Band, made their first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, September 3. They played three songs from her current

  • Banjo NewsLetter suspends publication

    Following closely on the death of Spencer Nitchie, his brother and business partner, Donald, has announced that Banjo NewsLetter, the print periodical for banjo players, will suspend publication following the current September issue. Donald and Spencer took over the magazine when

  • Moonshine Man from The Earl Brothers

    For some years we have enjoyed music from The Earl Brothers, which is primarily the work of Robert Earl Davis, a bluegrass banjo man from the east coast who has migrated to San Francisco. As a young man he studied

  • Spencer Nitchie passes

    Spencer Nitchie, co-owner/operator of Banjo NewsLetter, died on August 6 following a brief bout with liver and pancreatic cancer. He was 57 years of age. Since 1992, Spencer and his brother, Donald, have run the publication launched by their father, Hub,

  • Rough Around the Edges from James Reams

    James Reams has released another single from the upcoming soundtrack album for his film, Like A Flowing River: A Bluegrass Passage. The movie, available through Amazon Prime online, is the story of James' life and career, from the early days in

  • Jim Hurst to Pinecastle Records

    Pinecastle Records has announced the re-signing of noted bluegrass and Americana guitarist/vocalist Jim Hurst for his next solo project. At the same time, the label is re-releasing Jim's 2001 record, Second Son, which featured an all-star cast of bluegrass pickers and

  • Congratulations Gavin and Monique!

    Gavin Stinson, bass player for Kenny Stinson & Perfect Tym'n, and Monique Vachon, former fiddler with The Vachon Family Band, were married this past weekend in east Tennessee. They were wed on August 26 at The Side Porch in Grey, TN and