• History of the Banjo on BBC

    BBC Radio 4 FM carried a 30 minute program yesterday on the history of the banjo. It is set to air again on January 29 from 11:00-11:30 p.m. (GMT), but it can also be heard on the BBC web site

  • Midwest Banjo Camp 2007

    The 3rd annual Midwest Banjo Camp is set for June 1-3, 2007 on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. The faculty includes many of the biggest names in bluegrass and old time banjo, such as Alan

  • Banjo players in the news

    We found two interesting articles online that should be of interest to banjo pickers, and folks who enjoy banjo music. The first is a piece in today's Washington Post (1/19/07) on John McEuen. Written by Post staffer Richard Harrington, the article

  • Pete Wernick ’07 camps

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has announced his bluegrass banjo and jam camps for 2007. The first is actually underway now in Boulder, CO with another set to kick off there next week. Many of his camps are scheduled in conjunction

  • Tony Trischka and Noam Pikelny video online

    We've posted a few times recently about the upcoming Rounder project from banjoist Tony Trischka, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular. It features Tony paired in the studio with some of the most celebrated banjo players alive, including Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck,

  • Daniel Grindstaff – April’s Fool

    Daniel Grindstaff isn't pulling a prank, he's become April's Fool. At least that's my interpretation of the instrumental that is the title cut on his new CD. In the last 6 years or so Daniel has played banjo with a

  • Bill Evans banjo workshop online 2/11

    The Banjo Lounge is hosting another of their periodic online banjo workshops on February 11. This one will be conducted by Bill Evans, and will focus on playing bluegrass banjo accompaniment, or backup. Bill has two popular instructional DVDs about banjo

  • Charlie Cushman and Kel Kroydon Banjo

    American Made Banjo Company has announced that their first new Kel Kroydon banjo for 2007 will be an artist model for celebrated Nashville banjo picker Charlie Cushman, built to his custom specifications. This new Cushman model will be a mahogany banjo,

  • 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