• Death of the banjo?

    Back in early November, a minor fury was generated by a press release issued to announce the release of a new book by Carole Wade. The book is entitled, The Death Throes and Demise of the Banjo, and the press

  • Revenge of Banjo

    Greg Cahill, the fearless leader of Special Consensus, sent along a link to a hilarious bit of video on YouTube. It's a short clip from the 1969 spaghetti Western, Sabata, featuring William Berger who played a character named Banjo. The clip

  • Recording King banjos offer lifetime warranty

    The Recording King banjo company has announced that their instruments will now carry a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. The company is a division of The Music Link, who reactivated the Recording King brand not long ago, a trademark

  • 3rd Annual St. Louis Flatpick in March

    Bull and Tammy Harman will again be hosting their weekend guitar and banjo workshop in 2007. St. Louis Flatpick will be held March 9-11, 2007 at Crowne Plaza Airport Hotel in St. Louis, MO. There will be two days of guitar

  • Bill Evans – Banjo For Dummies

    No one who has attended one of Bill Evans' banjo workshops, or studied using one of his popular AcuTab banjo DVDs, would ever accuse him of being a dummy. In addition to his prominent work in music as a teacher,

  • Ryan Cavanaugh banjo workshop online

    The Banjo Lounge will be hosting an online workshop with progressive banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh on December 17 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) The workshop will be conducted using their online chat system, and there is no charge to join the

  • Huber Sandcaster?

    Here's a feel-good story, one about which we have been aware for a few weeks, but have waited until now to mention, once the episode played out. As an admission of interest, let me say up front that it involves

  • Stolen Banjo: TB-1 conversion

    Terry Tipton wrote in to ask for help recovering a vintage banjo that belongs to his nephew. It was stolen along with a Martin D-18 and some audio gear near Germantown, OH a week ago. He shared a detailed description of

  • Free Old Time Banjo Book

    For those of you desiring to learn old-time banjo, or frailing banjo as it's sometimes called, here is a resource you might want to check out. Patrick Costello has a book available called The How and the Tao of Old