• Banjos, Bluegrass & Squirrel Barkers

    Rick Bowman, filmmaker with Backyard Green Films in San Deigo, CA has a special passion for bluegrass music. Despite his west coast location, he has family roots in Appalachia, and a long familiarity with the music and the people of

  • Deering introduces low tuned Julia Belle banjo

    Alison Brown with her Deering Julia Belle banjo In collaboration with award-winning banjo picker Alison Brown, and inspired by the music and art of the late John Hartford, Deering Banjos has announced the debut of their latest model. The Julia Belle, named

  • Song Of The Banjo – Alison Brown

    The Song Of The Banjo is not like any banjo album you have ever heard, even if you've listened to Alison Brown's prior releases. Sure, it features several of her intricate instrumentals, played to perfection, but in addition to guest

  • MerleFest 2014

    Thanks to Russ Carson, new banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs, and a talented photographer to boot, for this set of images from this weekend's MerleFest in North Carolina.   See more of Russ' images online at www.russcarson.com.

  • Photos from FreshGrass 2013

    Our friend, David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, sent along this gallery of images from the FreshGrass festival in North Adams, Massachusetts this past weekend.

  • FreshGrass finalists announced

    The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) has announced six finalists for their inaugural $10,000 band contest to be held during the FreshGrass festival September 20-22 in North Adams, MA. The bands fall within the festival's targeted demographic of bluegrass

  • Alison Brown heading for Japan

    Award-winning banjoist Alison Brown is making last-minute preparations for her upcoming tour of Japan, starting later this week. In tow will be husband Garry West on bass, Larry Atamanuik on drums, and John R Burr on keyboard. Also traveling with Alison and Garry