• More recollections of Earl

    We've heard this morning from a number of highly-influential banjo players, each sharing their personal reflections on the passing of the greatest among them, the man, THE Earl Scruggs. Sonny Osborne, who internalized Scruggs music as a young teen, and is

  • Dapple Patti – Munde and Granger

    Dapple Patti is the title of a new CD release from the duo of Alan Munde and Adam Granger. Recorded during April 2011 in Minnesota where Granger lives, the two longtime friends tracked five songs in the studio, with the remaining

  • Alan Munde bounces back

    We've posted several times this past two weeks about banjo superstar Alan Munde and his unexpected quintuple bypass surgery just before Thanksgiving. Talk about bouncing back quickly! Here is video of Alan at his first post-surgical jam this past weekend when

  • Alan Munde recovering at home

    Alan Munde is back home after undergoing an emergency quintuple bypass last Tuesday (11/22). He was resting when I called just a few minutes ago, but his wife Kitty shared a few details for Alan's many fans and friends worldwide. "We brought

  • Alan Munde comes through

    We have learned that Alan Munde, among bluegrass music's cleverest banjo players, underwent successful coronary bypass surgery earlier today. According to his wife Kitty, Alan is feeling well and is expected to recover nicely. Here's hoping we see him back on stage

  • Classic Roland White reissue in June

    Tompkins Square is set to re-release a classic album from Roland White on June 1. I Wasn't Born To Rock'n Roll was initially released by Ridge Runner Records in 1976, while Roland was working as a member of Country Gazette, who

  • Monday Town Hall seminar

    Monday morning, I was honored to participate in an IBMA seminar entitled State Of The Industry: Open Forum. It was moderated by Archie Warnock, and the panelists also included Brandi Hart of The Dixie Bee-Liners and Ronnie Reno, founder of

  • Alan Munde update

    Our post earlier this week about Alan Munde doing shows with The Two High String Band may have left an incorrect impression about the status of The Alan Munde Gazette. Munde says that band is still going strong, even while

  • Alan Munde is Two High?

    The Two High String Band from Austin, TX has a new lineup, and a new CD, to announce to the world. Hot Texas Burrito will hit in July, featuring new band members Alan Munde on banjo and Mark Rubin on bass.