• Live EP from Toy Hearts

    Toy Hearts, surely one of Britain's most aggressive young bluegrass bands, leaves today for a month in the US. The group is based on a family trio, Stewart Johnson and his two daughters, Hannah and Sophia. They will be playing at

  • Ferguson, Holmes and Henry

    We just heard from Gary Ferguson, recently home from a three week tour in Ireland. He wanted share some news about a new project he has in the works. After touring the past two years in Ireland with Janet Holmes and

  • Banjo Band Logo Contest

    The UK, all banjo band WeBanjo3, which sometimes includes 4 banjos, is looking for a new logo. They are conducting the search via design marketplace website 99Designs.com. Designers can create and upload a design to be entered in the search. The

  • Carrie Hassler in France

    Carrie Hassler and her fine young band have been touring in France this past week, and are blogging about their Gallic adventures online. They have already posted a bunch of photos and several videos with more to come before they

  • Bluegrass and banjos in Borneo

    Ace banjo player Jake Schepps sent along this fascinating report from his recent trip to Borneo with the Jeff and Vida Band, along with some photos and a video. Two weeks ago, the Jeff and Vida Band performed at the 12th annual

  • Banjo band – boon or bane?

    Our friends at ukbluegrass.com have really started a ruckus... In their post about We Banjo 3, an Irish quartet, they once again raise the spectre of the banjo band. The group features 3 - and sometimes 4 - banjos playing at

  • Chris & Ned from Norway

    Starting tomorrow (7/16), Bluegrass Junction goes European. Sirius-XM hosts Chris Jones and Ned Luberecki will be spending the next few days broadcasting from Norway. Both are at the Ris??r Bluegrass Workshop and Festival in Ris??r, Norway, performing at the fest and

  • Summer BBN on the way

    We hear from editor Richard F. Thompson that the Summer 2009 edition of British Bluegrass News is in the mail. The magazine is published quarterly by the British Bluegrass Music Association, and this issue is the first under the guidance of

  • Banjo the dino

    Is the banjo a ferocious predator? It seems so. Three new species of dinosaurs have been discovered in Australia. The three were named after the Australian poet Banjo Paterson and characters in his poetry (Waltzing Matilda). The dino named Banjo is said