• Speedy Tolliver passes

    Roy Odell “Speedy” Tolliver, a popular and beloved banjo and fiddle player in the greater Washington, DC area, passed away on September 18. He was 99 years of age. Speedy was born in southwestern Virginia into a large musical family. After

  • 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

  • Tony Trischka’s Bucket List

    Tony Trischka performs at the American Banjo Museum (9/8/17) - photo by Americana Media Group Syracuse, NY native, Tony Trischka, was recently inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, and told us that there is nothing bigger and better

  • There is Nothing like Noam Alone

    Until recently, we have known Noam Pikelny as one of the crew. Whether he was knocking us out as part of his Punch Brothers posse, sending us reeling with Leftover Salmon, or throwing it down with fellow young bluegrass all-stars,

  • Jim Mills and Henry howl at the moon

    Howling at the banjo, I should say. Here's a light-hearted video that should bring you a smile. Avid banjo collector and tradesman Jim Mills is in the habit of shooting a quick video whenever he gets a new instrument in the shop,

  • Jim Rollins passes

    Jim Rollins, life long banjo picker and friend to everyone in bluegrass, died last night in Greenville County, SC after his car was struck by another vehicle. He was 54 years of age. According to the Greenville County Coroner, Jim was

  • Good news from Raymond Fairchild

    We've received a number of very encouraging reports from the Fairchild family regarding Raymond's recovery from a serious tractor accident on August 20. While mowing the grass on a hillside, the tractor flipped and landed on him, resulting in multiple

  • Raymond Fairchild health update

    Here is an update from Raymond Fairchild's family concerning his health status. He remains hospitalized following an accident on August 20. While cutting his grass, the banjo legend lost control on a hillside, and his riding mower overturned and came

  • Raymond Fairchild transfered to ICU

    Raymond Fairchild's family has posted an update on his medical condition following last week's accident, where he was injured when his lawn mower turned over on a hillside while he was riding it. He was transferred on Thursday night to the

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