• New home for Midwest Banjo Camp 2023

    The long running and very popular Midwest Banjo Camp will convene in a new home this year. Organizers have set plans to host the 2023 Camp at Manchester University in North Manchester, IN, located in the north central part of the

  • Jim Sharpley passes

    This obituary is a contribution from Myrna Riquier, founder of the Still Pickin' trio, longtime volunteer at the Podunk Music Festival, and perhaps the oldest working bluegrass bassist in New England when she retired at 82 four years ago. Connecticut and

  • Wilson County Breakdown from Anthony Howell

    Most folks think of young bluegrass artist Anthony Howell as a banjo player, the position he holds with the Edgar Loudermilk Band. Many also remember him from that same role with Williamson Branch for several years. But in truth, Howell is

  • Mountain – new single from Andy Lowe

    Mountain Fever Records has a new single this week for banjo picker Andy Lowe, one that comes from a wholly unexpected source. Lowe has been a prominent five stringer in the North Carolina and Virginia scenes for several years, and is

  • Laura’s Tune from Ben Krakauer

    Ben Krakauer is a banjo player and composer, and an Assistant Professor of Music at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. His academic specialty is in ethnomusicologist, and he holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at