• 32 Arrangements and Ideas for Bluegrass Banjo

    Are you a banjo picker who enjoys working through other musicians' ideas, or perhaps a banjo student looking for new tunes to learn? Then here's something you may appreciate. Jim Pankey is the banjo player with Chattanooga's Hamilton County Ramblers, and

  • Linefork film on Lee Sexton, banjo man

    A film spotlighting eastern Kentucky old-time banjo master Lee Sexton has begun a series of screenings across the United States, beginning at Harvard University last week and continuing at several venues throughout Kentucky this week. Linefork follows Sexton, who is

  • Nechville introduces the Aries Banjo

    Nechville Banjos has announced its newest model, the Aries Heli-Mount model. Design-wise, the company sorts of works both ends against the middle. They make some of the most exotic, futuristic banjos in the world - especially in their electric line -

  • Speedy Tolliver passes

    Roy Odell “Speedy” Tolliver, a popular and beloved banjo and fiddle player in the greater Washington, DC area, passed away on September 18. He was 99 years of age. Speedy was born in southwestern Virginia into a large musical family. After

  • Deering introduces low tuned Julia Belle banjo

    Alison Brown with her Deering Julia Belle banjo In collaboration with award-winning banjo picker Alison Brown, and inspired by the music and art of the late John Hartford, Deering Banjos has announced the debut of their latest model. The Julia Belle, named

  • Tony Trischka’s Bucket List

    Tony Trischka performs at the American Banjo Museum (9/8/17) - photo by Americana Media Group Syracuse, NY native, Tony Trischka, was recently inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame, and told us that there is nothing bigger and better

  • There is Nothing like Noam Alone

    Until recently, we have known Noam Pikelny as one of the crew. Whether he was knocking us out as part of his Punch Brothers posse, sending us reeling with Leftover Salmon, or throwing it down with fellow young bluegrass all-stars,