• Mike Munford in BNL

    Mike Munford, the mega-talented banjo picker with Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, will grace the September cover of Banjo NewsLetter. The issue will also feature an in-depth interview with Mike conducted by regular BNL contributor Ira Gitlin, a highly-regarded picker

  • Ryan Cavanaugh in Banjo NewsLetter

    The August edition of the venerable Banjo NewsLetter is out, with adventurous 5-string jazz banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh on the cover. Ryan spent the early aughts impressing judges at banjo competitions like Renofest, Merlefest and RockyGrass, each of which crowned his

  • Banjo NewsLetter

    We heard this weekend from Donald Nitchie, editor of the venerable Banjo NewsLetter, with some info about the upcoming June issue. The cover feature is an interview with Tom Boyd from Dry Branch Fire Squad, conducted by Greg Cahill from Special

  • Banjo on the Russian front?

    With so much sad and depressing news on Bluegrass Today this week, the time seems ripe for something a bit more fun, and the May 2010 issue of Banjo NewsLetter has just the thing. The cover story is an interview with

  • Banjo NewsLetter 35th Anniversary issue

    The November issue of Banjo NewsLetter marks the 35th Anniversary of continuous publication for this cherished 5-string monthly. And how appropriate that it follows founder Hub Nitchie's posthumous receipt of an IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in October 2008. This issue contains

  • Grasstowne on Blue Plate Special

    Grasstowne will be appearing on a rare Saturday edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX FM in Knoxville, TN on February 9 at noon (EST). WDVX broadcasts at 89.9 FM, and listeners worldwide can catch the show via live streaming from

  • May Banjo NewsLetter on its way

    We just got a note from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie, to let us know that the May issue is in the mail to subscribers and newsstands. Donald also passed along a thumbnail description of the May issue: The May 06 issue

  • April BanjoNewsletter

    The April 2006 issue of Banjo NewsLetter has been mailed, and most subscribers should have it in the next few days if they haven't seen it already. Editor Donald Nitchie tells us that this issue contains Greg Cahill's interview with

  • Banjo NewsLetter 11/05

    I just got a note from Donald Nitchie about the next issue of Banjo Newsletter. In the November issue of the Banjo Newsletter we feature the new Smithsonian/Folkways release In Sacred Trust: The 1963 Fleming Brown Tapes by Hobart Smith,

  • September issue of Banjo NewsLetter

    The September issue of Banjo NewsLetter will feature Tony Trischka's interview with Bad Livers banjo player Danny Barnes, and profiles of Canadian 3-finger picker Larry Good, and Spanish picker Lluis Gomez. As always, regular columns will be included from: