• Second Time Around – Jason Davis

    If you've caught a Junior Sisk show this past few years, or heard his last two records, you know what a blistering banjo picker he has in Jason Davis. This month, at the age of 23, Davis is seeing his second

  • Jenny Brook’s Bluegrass University

    Beginner Classes for Adults – get the right start or review the fundamentals In Vermont’s Green Mountains, the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival took place June 27-30 in the farming village of Tunbridge. Lest you think this is just some wide spot

  • Kenny Sloas passes

    Kenny Sloas, banjo player with the Sloas Brothers band and the Dixie Play Boys, passed away on Thursday morning, June 20. William McKinley ‘Kenny’ Sloas, 78 of Isonville, Kentucky, was born September 4, 1934. He was one of six brothers all

  • Welcome Finn Grindstaff

    We heard this morning from Tennessee banjo picker Daniel Grindstaff, who has worked of late with Marty Raybon and Bobby Osborne. He shared some happy news from he and his wife, Kristen. "Daniel Finn Grindstaff arrived June 14th, right on his due

  • Gruhn Guitars opens in new location

    Gruhn Guitars opened for business in their new location on Saturday (6/15), across town from their long time home on Broadway in downtown Nashville. What is now an international destination for lovers of fine fretted stringed instruments started far more humbly on

  • Scholarship available for Women’s Banjo Camp

    Murphy Henry has announced that scholarship assistance is available for her first-ever Women's Banjo Camp, scheduled to run July 19-21 at the Courtyard Marriott in Winchester, VA. Instruction will be provided by Henry and her daughter, Casey. Free tuition is being offered

  • Lady Nora – Bennett Sullivan

    We've written once before about Bennett Sullivan, a North Carolina banjo player now plying his trade in New York City. At the time we were covering his Kickstarter campaign to use crowd sourcing to finance recording a project of his original