• Todd Taylor Old Rugged Cross video

    South Carolina banjo picker Todd Taylor is having a very busy and productive winter. Last month he released a new single and video for his song, Taylor's Ride, and already in the new year he has an instrumental take on

  • Happy Birthday Earl Scruggs!

    As most serious banjo fans, tomorrow, January 6, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Earl Scruggs, born in 1924 in Cleveland County, NC. He lived another 88 years, along the way turning the five string banjo into a

  • Bill Evans and Alan Munde touring together

    Great news for banjo players and lovers on the east coast! Two fine practitioners of the five string banjo, Bill Evans and Alan Munde, will be embarking on a two-week tour throughout the central and southeastern US. Hitting ten cities, the

  • Rhapsody in Blue(grass) from Béla Fleck

    We shared the news last month that five string banjo maestro Béla Fleck was set to release a new album that explored the music of 20th century American composer George Gershwin, most prominently his masterwork, Rhapsody in Blue. Béla tackles

  • Jim Rae passes

    Jim Rae, a former research scientist and faculty member at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, who contributed mightily to the groundwork and experimentation that led to the Truetone line offered by Huber Banjos, died on Christmas day. He was 83

  • Brad Powers to Hammertowne

    Well... that didn't take long. Just a week ago we shared that Dale Thomas was stepping away from his banjo role with Hammertowne, and the band already has news about a new member. Brad Powers from Staffordsville, KY, will be the new

  • Linus and Lucy, triple banjo style

    In the Christmas, didn't-know-you-needed-this-until-you-saw-it department... Foggy Mountain Spaceship, a banjo trio from Colorado, has recored a version of Vince Guaraldi's Linus and Lucy from the soundtrack for the 1965 Peanuts animated special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. I'm not sure if youngsters these

  • Nervous Energy – Andy Lowe

    Since the release of his first solo effort, Motley, North Carolina banjoist Andy Lowe has performed as a member of the Deer Creek Boys and was crowned the bluegrass banjo champion at the 2022 Galax Old Time Fiddler's Convention. On his latest

  • Dale Thomas says goodbye to Hammertowne

    Dale Thomas, banjo player with Kentucky's Hammertowne this past five years, has announced that he will be leaving the band at the end of this year. He came in to the band in 2019 when original banjoist Brent Pack took his