• 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

  • News and new models from Tranjo

    We heard recently from Sam Farris, developer of the Tranjo Travel Banjo. His company had a humble beginning, to wit, Sam's desire for a practice banjo he could easily disassemble and reassemble when traveling. He built one himself with a

  • American Banjo Camp schedule announced

    We posted late last year when the 4th Annual American Banjo Camp began accepting registrations for this year. The three day workshop (September 8-10, 2006) offers intensive instruction in both bluegrass and old time banjo, and is held in Fort

  • Deering on Made In America this week

    Just a quick reminder that the Deering Banjos episode of John Ratzenberger's Made In America program on the cable network Travel Channel is scheduled to run on Tuesday, March 7. The show airs at 9:00 p.m. (EST), but as always,

  • Jayme Stone web site

    Jayme Stone, an adventurous young progressive banjo player from Canada, profiled last summer on the cover of Banjo NewsLetter, is now living in Boulder, CO, and has a new web site to announce. Jayme has immersed himself in the music

  • Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy

    Details on the 3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy are now posted online. This three day banjo workshop weekend will be held April 21-23, 2006 near Gatlinburg, TN and is modeled in large part on the now-defunct Maryland Banjo Academy

  • American Banjo Camp – September ’06

    The 4th Annual American Banjo Camp, run by Ken Perlman and Peter Langston, is now accepting registration for the 2006 sessions. Intense instruction is offered in both old time and bluegrass banjo, with plenty of opportunities for jamming as well.