• Hoyt Herbert passes

    Hoyt Herbert, 87 year old NC banjoist and former deejay of Sunday Evening Bluegrass on WFMX radio in Statesville, NC,  passed away on July 5.  A veteran of the Korean War (USAF 1951-55), Herbert began picking banjo at age 14, citing

  • Congratulations John and Kourtney

    Another beautiful summer bluegrass wedding! On June 29, John Meyer and Kourtney Teubel were married on Kourtney's family's farm near Peoria, IL, where she grew up. The weather cooperated and gave them a lovely day for an outdoor wedding. John is well

  • Carolina Banjo – Mary Z Cox

    Mary Z Cox’s latest entry, Carolina Banjo, opens with the rousing strains of Foggy Mountain Clawhammer and never lets up in terms of its freewheeling finesse.  The fact that Cox’s main instrument of choice is banjo, the otherwise alluring Got No

  • Ask Sonny Anything… no dancing!

    Ask Sonny Anything will be a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine

  • Jerry Foran passes

    Jerry Foran, life-long bluegrass musician and band leader, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Florida on June 7, 2019. He was 73 years of age, just missing his 74th birthday on June 23. Foran had started his bluegrass journey