• Congratulations Ellen and Michael!

    Two of the most popular musical families in Branson were united this past Saturday when Ellen Petersen and Michael Haygood were married at the First Baptist Church of Branson. Ellen plays banjo and sings with her family's bluegrass band, The Petersens,

  • Happy New Year from Huber Banjos

    As we all prepare for New Year's Eve festivities this evening, here's Steve Huber from Huber Banjos with a banjo arrangement of Auld Lang Syne. There have been many versions of this classic song for banjo, and Steve has created a

  • Ask Sonny Anything… Christmas memories

    Ask Sonny Anything is a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine prewar

  • Ask Sonny Anything… batter up?

    Ask Sonny Anything is a recurring feature where our readers pose questions to the great Sonny Osborne, one half of the iconic Osborne Brothers who redefined bluegrass music in the 1960s, and noted banjo maven and collector of fine prewar

  • Jamie Deering takes over at Deering Banjos

    Jamie Deering, daughter of founders Greg and Janet Deering, has been announced as the new CEO of Deering Banjos. The company, located in Spring Valley, CA, is the largest manufacturer of banjos in the United States, starting out as a small

  • Lamar Grier passes

    Lamar Grier, banjo player with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys and the Strange Creek Singers, among other notable names, passed away on Tuesday December 10, 2019. He was 81 years of age.   Born on April 15, 1938, Philip Lamar Grier Jr