• Banjo spot opens up in Country Current

    US Navy Band Country Current is on the hunt for a new banjo player, with Senior Chief Keith Arneson set to retire next spring. Country Current is the Navy's only band dedicated to bluegrass and country music, and they demand high levels

  • KET highlights banjo maker Frank Neat

    Banjo players all over the world know the name of Frank Neat, Kentucky luthier and builder of banjos and custom banjo necks of the highest quality. Many aficionados of the five string first noticed Frank when Ralph Stanley was marketing a

  • Remo Belli passes

    Banjo players lost a major supporter earlier this week, one few of them ever thought much about. Remo Belli died on Monday afternoon (4/25) at 88 years of age. His Remo Inc. manufactured the mylar banjo heads they use since 1957. The company

  • Dwight Diller bio coming this summer

    McFarland Books has announced a July 22 release date for Dwight Diller: West Virginia Mountain Musician, a biography of the old time music stalwart by Lewis M. Stern. Diller is a true West Virginian, born and raised in a family that

  • Banjo Concerto No. 2: Juno by Béla Fleck

    Somewhere in the midst of an album and EP with Abigail Washburn (with full-time touring and winning a Grammy), an album and touring with Chick Corea, performing his concerto, The Impostor, dozens of times, and being a father, the indefatigable Béla Fleck

  • Steve Gulley introduces Stuart Wyrick

    Steve Gulley has prepared a brief video to introduce a new album, East Tennessee Sunrise, from his good friend, Stuart Wyrick. It was recorded at Steve's Curve Studio and is set for a fall release on Rural Rhythm Records. Stuart is an

  • Banjo – An Illustrated History

    Lovers of the banjo have much to celebrate in this first half of the year, with two carefully researched and prepared hardcover books being released on the history of the instrument. We mentioned The Banjo - America's African Instrument earlier this