• Banjos in New York City

    We got a note recently from progressive banjoist Jake Schepps, letting us know that he and his Expedition Quartet are heading from Boulder, CO to New York City for this week's Arts Presenters Conference. The annual conference brings together performing

  • Art Deco banjo from Recording King

    Recording King has introduced the latest model in their line of budget-priced, tone ring banjos. Known as the Deco King, this banjo features a luminous pearloid resonator and peghead overlay, a popular banjo appointment in the 1930s and early '40s. The

  • Casey Henry Kel Kroydon banjo

    Nashville-based banjo picker - and Bluegrass Blog contributor - Casey Henry is the latest banjoist to debut a signature model in the Kel Kroydon line manufactured by Tom Mirisola and the American Made Banjo Co. The Casey Henry model is part

  • Alan Munde – Old Bones

    Banjo picker Alan Munde has had quite a career in bluegrass music. As a young man, he was a member of Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys and went on to help found and maintain Country Gazette, one of the most enduring

  • Welcome Christopher Steven Huber

    Banjo maker Steve Huber got a late Christmas gift yesterday - the birth of his son, Christopher Steven Huber. Steve and his wife Heidi welcomed Christopher on Friday morning (12/28) at 9:18 a.m. (EST). He weighed in at 8 lbs., 6

  • Scruggs videos at Gibson.com

    There are six short videos up on Gibson's web site that feature banjo legend Earl Scruggs discussing his life and career in bluegrass and acoustic music. It seems that they were all recorded earlier this year. Each of the links below

  • Double Banjo Sirius Spectacular

    Here's a late Christmas present from Sirius Bluegrass... Later this morning, they will present a live, in-studio performance of the music from Tony Trischka's award-winning recording, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular. The CD features Tony in duet with some of the most

  • Getting Into Bluegrass Banjo

    Alan Munde has made a career out of playing the banjo, something he once joked about in an interview. He described meeting a girlfriend's parents as a young man, and answering their obvious question about what he did for a

  • Recording King Custom Shop

    The instrument company Recording King has recently opened a custom shop and is accepting orders for handcrafted banjos and acoustic guitars, in both the U.S. and Japan. You start with a standard Recording King model and order changes in components, finishes,

  • Huber Banjos introduces The Berkshire

    Steve Huber and his talented team of craftsmen at Huber Banjos have a new model in their line. The Berkshire was introduced officially at this past October's IBMA convention in Nashville and is featured in their 2008 catalog. It was designed