• Grandpa Banjo, aka John McEuen at IHOP

    After a horrible thunderstorm at G-Fest 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, fiddler Kyle Dillingham, Monica Taylor of the Cherokee Maidens, and Steve Short from Byron Berline’s band and I headed to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast and coffee. Kyle

  • A magical weekend at Banjo Fest 2018

    Tim Allan, Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, and John McEuen at the 2018 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame induction - photo by Pamm Tucker In 1998, The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established to honor jazz age tenor banjo pioneers,

  • Jana Jae and The Blue Violin

    The lady behind the “blue violin” may not be a true native to the state of Oklahoma; however, Jana Jae has come full circle back to her roots. Born to graduates of The Juilliard School of Music in New York City,

  • Shelby Eicher’s Cavalcade of Talent

    Shelby Eicher at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (March 2018) - photo by Sandi Cooksey Last Wednesday night was no different than any other Eicher Wednesday at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Shelby Eicher always has tons of talent,

  • Darrin Vincent – Things come in season

    Darrin Vincent, and his father Johnny According to Darrin Vincent, the bass playing half of Dailey & Vincent, his daddy, Johnny, always told him, “Things come in season.”   The era of the 1960s was a season of beginnings for Johnny. He

  • Welcome Cheyanne Flemons!

    We told you last week about the two releases expected this month from Dom Flemons, banjo player, singer, and historian of the importance of African peoples in the development of American music and folk ways. First up was his new