• Doyle’s blooper reel

    While working in the studio on their Classic History album, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver had the cameras rolling to capture footage for a promo video for Doyle's new Family of Friends fan club. The CD, only available to Family of

  • What is going on with Gibson Banjos?

    Long before Les Paul started thinking about solid body electric guitars, the Gibson company - then located in Kalamazoo, MI - was known as one of the premier makers of banjos in the US. They provided tenors for the explosion

  • On This Day # 15 – Richard Underwood

    On This Day …. On July 14, 1956, Richard Underwood was born in Seabrook, Maryland. The 57 year old is best known for his hard-driving banjo playing for the Johnson Mountain Boys, that great neo-traditional band of the 1980s. Underwood first experienced bluegrass

  • The Bluegrass Album from Alan Jackson

    Country music mega-star Alan Jackson has been threatening to cut a bluegrass album for the past few years, dropping hints in interviews and tantalizing the substantial crossover between country and bluegrass fans. When he brought Alison Krauss in to produce his

  • Celebrate the big 8-0 with Bobby Hicks

    Bobby Hicks is coming up on a major milestone. On July 21, 2013, the iconic fiddler will turn 80 years old, and is inviting family, friends, and fans to join him for a celebratory concert that afternoon in Marshall, NC. Hicks

  • Harry Lane passes

    Harry Lane, noted boutique banjo builder, and artisan craftsman, passed away early Tuesday morning (7/9) in Savannah, GA after a brief and ultimately terminal battle with brain cancer. He was 72 years of age, born December 1, 1941 as Raymond

  • Toogaroo – Covered Grass

    It's always difficult to know what to expect when you hear that a bluegrass band is made up of people who have no background in bluegrass music. Will the album simply be covers of old classics? Pop music with banjo? Or,

  • Infamous Stringdusters do Richmond

    There was a big crowd for the final event in the Friday Cheers series on Friday, June 28 in Richmond, VA. The series is produced by Venture Richmond and they hosted some great shows earlier in the summer with groups

  • Second Time Around – Jason Davis

    If you've caught a Junior Sisk show this past few years, or heard his last two records, you know what a blistering banjo picker he has in Jason Davis. This month, at the age of 23, Davis is seeing his second