• Mason Ruble passes

    The midwestern bluegrass community has been stunned and deeply saddened by the tragic death of talented young banjo player Mason Ruble, who died on October 21 in a tragic automobile accident. Mason was 20 years of age, and passed just

  • Buck Trent passes 

    5-string banjo picker, down-home humorist, and entertainer extraordinaire Buck Trent passed away in Branson, Missouri, on October 9, 2023 (aged 85).   Charles Wilburn 'Buck' Trent was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on February 17, 1938. He was a precocious talent even

  • Harley Worthington passes

    Washington state banjoist Harley Worthington died on September 21 in Everett. He was 82 years of age. Though a native of Tennessee, he lived much of his life near Seattle, where he taught a great many young northwest pickers the ropes

  • Nechville announces Billy Failing model banjo

    Nechville Musical Products has announced a new signature artist model for Billy Failing, banjo picker with Billy Strings. It's a Vintage Eclipse model, but made with a maple neck and resonator, using the Nechville Heli-Mount integrated pot system. Like the

  • Tune Up drops for Steve Bruce

    Steve Bruce, the banjo pickin' pastor from LaFollette, TN, has released another single from his all-instrumental project, What I Know Now. Even though all the tracks are banjo tunes, Steve says that they were all inspired by bits of scripture that

  • School Project – Cory Walker

    Cory Walker has made a name for himself as one of Nashville's most accomplished banjoists. Working with numerous artists such as Sierra Hull, The Dillards, Ricky Skaggs, Kix Brooks, and currently East Nash Grass, Cory has always been surrounded by

  • Terry Baucom retiring from the road

    Terry Baucom, one of the most iconic and important banjo players of the past five decades, has announced his intention of retiring from active touring. He will make one last appearance this weekend with his band, The Dukes of Drive,