• Bela Fleck at Berklee

    On Tuesday, Bela Fleck's Trio! (Bela, Stanley Clarke, Jean Luc Ponty) performed in Boston, and they also gave a free clinic for students at the Berklee College of Music in the afternoon. Berklee students were also admitted to the Tuesday

  • Chris Thile in a galaxy far, far away

    Mandolin Master Chris Thile has been a Star Wars fan as long as I've known him. In fact the first time I met Chris was in line to buy tickets for Episode I. I was living in Nashville at the

  • A statement from Sammy Shelor

    The following is a statement from Sammy Shelor, in which he comments on and responds to the many rumors that have been circulating about him and the future of Lonesome River Band. We have enabled commenting on this post

  • New Monroe music park in Kentucky

    The Nashville Business Journal is reporting that James Monroe (son of Bill), will open a bluegrass music park in Franklin, KY in the spring of 2006. The site is just north of the KY/TN border, about 45 miles from Nashville.

  • Video of Vassar in the studio

    And speaking of Vassar Clements... Ampersand Records has made some video footage of Vassar in the studio available on their web site. It is a fairly large file, but does offer a memorable glimpse of a master at work. This

  • Steve Huber – in the shop full time

    Steve Huber, owner and builder of the popular Huber Banjo line, has stepped back from performing to focus his attention on banjo production, and just played his last show with The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band. Steve expressed a mix

  • New Turtle Hill banjo stolen

    We just received a notice from Dave Schenkman of Turtle Hill Banjo Company in Bryantown, MD that a recent shipment of three new Turtle Hill Woody banjos included one empty box, from which a banjo had been removed, and the