• A magical weekend at Banjo Fest 2018

    Tim Allan, Béla Fleck, Tony Trischka, and John McEuen at the 2018 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame induction - photo by Pamm Tucker In 1998, The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established to honor jazz age tenor banjo pioneers,

  • Something Higher – Leftover Salmon

    Leftover Salmon find that rare divide between bluegrass tradition and the populist preferences of the jam band world. On their latest release, Something Higher, it allows for a steady influx of sounds and styles that make any attempt at typecasting

  • Queen City Jubilee – The Slocan Ramblers

    The Slocan Ramblers are an ideal example of grassicana’s northern sweep and universal embrace, dancing along the line between bluegrass and old time music. Hailing from Canada, the quartet — Frank Evans (banjo, harmonica, vocals), Adrian Gross (mandolin), Darryl Poulsen

  • Next New Heartbreak – Brad Hudson

    Its a knowing musician who can bring listeners to the heights of sheer elation, and then ease them down with measured tomes offering reflection and rumination. Indeed, if thats the definition of an engaging artist then suffice it to say

  • 2018 Blissfield Bluegrass on the River

    Eight years ago an idea became a reality in Blissfield, Michigan. The Blissfield Downtown Development Authority presented Blissfield Bluegrass on the River for the first six years. The Southeast Michigan Bluegrass Music Association accepted the challenge of managing and operating

  • Béla Fleck Blue Ridge Banjo Camp

    Béla Fleck welcomes the class at the 2018 Blue Ridge Banjo Camp - photo by Brian Swenk “Immerse yourself.” If there was one consistent theme to the inaugural Béla Fleck Blue Ridge Banjo Camp, it wasn't necessarily the technical mechanics of banjo