• Hey Grandpa!

    Happy news from the home of semi-retired banjo picker Alan Munde... Alan and his wife Kitty are celebrating the birth of Casey Patrick Alan Rice on May 1 - Alan's first grandchild! Also celebrating, of course, are the new parents, Rachel

  • Banjo for the young Beginner

    Alan Munde has released yet another in his lifelong legacy of banjo instructional materials. This latest, Banjo for the young Beginner (Mel Bay), is designed to take younger banjo students from basic strums to roll-style arrangements of familiar songs like Wildwood

  • IBMA: Alan Munde

    While walking around the trade show floor at IBMA last week, I ran across Alan Munde and stopped to chat for a moment. Here's the video. This one is short, runtime is 48 seconds. http://media.libsyn.com/media/thegrasscast/munde.flv

  • Alan Munde – Old Bones

    Banjo picker Alan Munde has had quite a career in bluegrass music. As a young man, he was a member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and went on to help found and maintain Country Gazette, one of the most enduring

  • Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo

    Alan Munde has made a career out of playing the banjo, something he once joked about in an interview. He described meeting a girlfriend's parents as a young man, and answering their obvious question about what he did for a

  • NashCamp Banjo Retreat This Weekend

    More than 60 banjo players will converge in the small town of Cumberland Furance, TN this weekend for the 7th Annual NashCamp Banjo Retreat. Hosted by Sonny Osborne and Bill Evans, this year's camp also features multi-IBMA award winner Tony

  • Elliott Rogers joins Alan Munde Gazette

    With Alan Munde's recent retirement from his teaching position at South Plains College, one might expect him to slow down and relax. It seems slowing down is not in Alan's plan. I'm told Alan is interested in playing more dates, and