• BanjoFest 2019 at the American Banjo Museum

    Every September brings cooler temperatures, the state fair with mouth-watering food, and the giant ferris wheel to Oklahoma City. Bricktown is the epicenter of talent the first weekend of the month, September 6-9, at the American Banjo Museum where BanjoFest

  • Wood Willow – Medicine for the soul

    Willow trees have pliant, tough wood and slender branches with large fibrous roots. The roots of the willow are known for their remarkable strength and tenacity. Willows are often planted on the borders of streams so their interlacing roots can

  • Isaac Eicher – great things come in threes

    Let’s talk about the number 3. World renowned Hee Haw and Roy Clark Band fiddle sensation, Shelby Eicher, and his wife, Janet Rutland, have 3 sons. The first, Nathan Eicher, director of bands at Central High School in Tulsa, OK, and bassist for

  • A new chapter for Byron Berline

    Byron Berline with Ridge Roberts at the newly reopened Double Stop Fiddle Shop - photo by Pamm Tucker On February 24, 2019, Byron Berline's Double-Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie, OK went up in flames. While devastated, many in the local community as

  • Amy Lavicky and her Memorial Day fiddle

    As you drive down the street on Memorial Day, you will see the brick paved streets adorned with the United States Flag. These flags are distributed by our local veterans, and active military. There is significant difference between Memorial Day

  • Tulsa Strings – a home for fiddles in Oklahoma

    The story begins in Red Wing, MN at Minnesota State College Southeast, a technical and community college, an educational institution where students learn about wood, tools, trees, and basic principles and techniques of violin repair. Holding the honor of being

  • Music Never Dies – All in for Byron

    February 24, 2019, the heartbeat of bluegrass in Guthrie, OK was shattered. An unforgiving wind drove the flames as they engulfed a flower shop on E Oklahoma Street, and moved them into the music store and concert hall next door.

  • Tony Trischka – You Need Sideboards

    Tony Trischka returned to the Red Man state this past weekend for a banjo workshop. A layover with an unnamed airline led to the demise of Tony’s shoes and change of clothes; however, things went as scheduled except for the