• 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

  • Banjo Camp! – Call for Submissions

    Summer's barely begun and Gene Senyak's research into banjo camps, college programs, and resident workshops has already taken hin to four camps, three college programs, and one resident workshop...that's over 3,000 miles at $3/gallon! His first field report is

  • Banjos at the Birchmere

    In you're in the Eastern Virginia area, and a fan of old time banjo playing, here's an event you might want to check out this weekend. The Old Time Banjo Festival is happening tonight at the Birchmere. The event is,

  • Stained glass banjo on eBay

    Do you have a window opening of 19'' X 37'' and a crushing need for banjo-themed stained glass? If so, eBay has you covered. The seller created this Tiffany-styled piece as a promotional item for Gibson 25 years ago, and is

  • The Onion: Banjos banned in Boston?

    This morning's edition of The Onion, an often hysterical and always amusing faux news web site, carried a hilarious piece entitled Banjo Player Sought In Hootenanny Spree. It's the story of a police investigation of a string of random banjo