• Cryos For A Cause

    The American Made Banjo Company has launched a new fund raising effort based on their line of cryogenically-treated banjo strings. The program is called Cryos For A cause, and offers a dozen or more signature banjo string sets recommended by

  • Banjo bandits ransom ill-gotten goods?

    We posted last Friday with a story out of Folsom, CA regarding a stolen banjo and how police were closing in on the bandits after they attempted to pawn it - and were captured on video surveillance cameras. Yesterday's Sacramento Bee

  • Recording King Artist Supreme banjo

    Recording King has announced the latest model in their Artist series of banjos, designed to appeal to players looking for a banjo with professional quality features at a lower price than the major American builders. The Artist Supreme features a figured

  • Banjo bandits still at large

    America's Most Wanted - Banjo Edition... CBS 13 in Sacramento, CA has the news of two banjo bandits who obtained a priceless 1931 Vegavox tenor banjo via burlarious entry into the owner's car in late July, and recently attempted

  • Brit attempts banjo speed record

    We just received a note from our friend Richard Hawkins, who operates The Bluegrass Ireland Blog, and also contributes to The European Bluegrass Blog. He wanted to let us know of the upcoming attempt to set the Guinness Book banjo

  • Banjo For Dummies now available

    Banjo For Dummies, the book from Wiley Publishing we first told you about last December, is now available for sale. Written by Bill Evans, noted banjo instructor and subject of three popular AcuTab DVDs, this is the first bluegrass release

  • Banjo Lounge clawhammer chat

    We've posted several times over the past two years about online workshops hosted at The Banjo Lounge, with participants joining in via audio chat. To date, these workshops have all focused on three finger banjo picking, but in response to

  • Mel Bay and Folkways release new banjo book

    Mel Bay has a new book of banjo transcriptions, American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style, taken from the classic Folkways field recordings released under the same title. Originally released in 1956, the LP version of these recordings, taken by musician and

  • Melody King banjo introduced

    The Music Link has announced a new model in its Recording King banjo line. The Melody King is presented as the entry level model to their roster of professional quality banjos, with the same basic component quality as its more

  • Free Ron Block transcriptions online

    Ron Block, guitar and banjo player with Alison Krauss & Union Station, has posted a number of free tabs on his web site. There are 22 in all, with both banjo and guitar transcriptions included, all available as free PDF/JPG