• Shortnin’ Bread from Dale Perry

    Dale Perry has been working in bluegrass since the late 1980s when he toured with Lonesome River Band on banjo. Over the next 30 years he has played bass with Doyle Lawson and Dale Ann Bradley, then banjo with Doyle

  • Béla Fleck talks to the New York Times

    The New York Times hooked up yesterday with banjo hero Béla Fleck for a live, 45-minute interview/performance which they streamed in real time online. He was joined in a tiny studio by Jon Pareles, the paper's chief pop music critic, and

  • Ned Luberecki’s Take Five Shines

    If I were a casting director looking for someone to play a mad scientist, Ned Luberecki would be my guy. I can picture him in a white lab coat, huddled over an experiment, with an evil grin and a devious

  • Night Driver from Ned Luberecki

    Ned Luberecki is surely among the most talented and creative artists we have in bluegrass music. It doesn't matter if he is driving the banjo right through the Becky Buller Band, sharing clever stories from the stage, or hosting one

  • Brian Fesler to Band Of Ruhks

    The Band Of Ruhks has brought its former Lonesome River Band members vibe full circle with the recent addition of Brian Fesler to the group. He has stepped in to the spot vacated by John Meyer who had played with

  • Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

    Banjo aficionados and Earl Scruggs devotees, in particular, will be enthused, nay, excited, by the news of a forthcoming book about the banjo innovator, Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Earl Scruggs’s career as a banjo player