• Deering purchases ProPik brand

    Deering Banjo Company in Spring Valley, CA has completed the purchase of the ProPik fingerpick brand from Mapson Engineering in Santa Clara. The various finger and thumb pick items under this brand will now be manufactured in Deering's facility. ProPik has

  • Banjo belt buckle from Rusty Knuckles

    The good folks at Rusty Knuckles, who you may recall for their leather guitar and mandolin straps, have also been making a wide variety of high quality, etched and engraved belt buckles. They make a wide variety of styles, some

  • Bluegrass t-shirts from KY Grass Life

    Still looking for a last-minute gift for that bluegrass lover on your list? Jonathan Carroll with KY Grass Life may have just what you need. The Kentucky-based artist has created a number of clever t-shirt designs that will proudly show the

  • Daniel Greeson to BlueChip Picks

    Daniel Greeson, known most recently as the fiddler with Sideline, has accepted a position with BlueChip Picks, Inc. The Jamestown, NC, native and 2018 graduate of East Tennessee State University, will relocate to Knoxville. He begins his new job on

  • Eastman and Bourgeois announce new partnership

    Bourgeois Guitars and Eastman Music have announced a new partnership that offers advantages to both companies, while allowing Dana Bourgeois to continue making guitars as he has been in his Maine facility. The structure of their arrangement is an interesting one,

  • BanjoLit introduces Banjo Key

    Among the new items being introduced this week in the World of Bluegrass exhibit hall is the Banjo Key from BanjoLit. Much like the old skate keys some of us may recall from our youth, the Banjo Key is a simple