• Bill Holden passes

    One of the Blue Grass Boys of the mid-1970s, Bill Holden, passed away suddenly in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 15, 2021 at the age of 71.  William O'Neal 'Bill' Holden was born on July 25, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas, and

  • Early Music Gems for banjo by Lluis Gomez

    As a part of their ongoing series of Banjo Picking Tunes, Mel Bay has released a slim volume of melodies for banjo taken from early European classics. Entitled Early Music Gems, the book was compiled by Spanish banjoist Lluis Gomez,

  • Gabe Hirshfeld to Full Cord Bluegrass

    Full Cord, a Michigan-based bluegrass group of some 14 years standing, has announced the addition of Gabe Hirshfeld to the band on banjo. Hirshfeld, a Boston native, gained notoriety nationally for his time with Lonely Heartstring Band, an outfit he joined

  • Wayne Miller passes

    Wayne Miller, banjo picker from Asheboro, NC, died on October 21, 2021, after a brief bout with pancreatic cancer. He was 72. Starting in the late 1970s, Miller played in a band called the Randolph Express (named after the North Carolina