• Banjo spot open with Carolina Blue

    Carolina Blue is on the hunt for a new banjo picker. The Brevard, NC-based band plays contemporary bluegrass with a focus on the traditional side of the street. Their current banjo man, Seth Rhinehart, is stepping aside to focus on his work

  • Butch Robins to Bill Monroe HOF

    Butch Robins, banjo player with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1977 to 1981, has been announced as the 2016 inductee into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame. The official induction will take place during the Bill Monroe Hall

  • Kyle Tuttle touring in support of Bobcat

    Nashville banjo picker Kyle Tuttle has announced a brief tour this month in support of his recently-released solo project, Bobcat. He, and his trusty road band, will hit Asheville, NC starting on August 18, and play four other southern cities over the

  • Colorado drops for Cavanaugh & Lanzbom

    Jazz banjo pioneer Ryan Cavanaugh has a new album coming out later this year with guitarist C Lanzbom. Titled Every Note the Heart Can Play, it features original compositions by the two noted instrumentalists, engineered and mixed by Lanzbom at his Sherwood

  • Cody Hill leaving Darrell Webb Band

    Banjo picker Cody Hill has announced that he is departing The Darrell Webb Band and leaving East Tennessee to return home to Indiana. His plans include resuming a career in the fiber optics industry, and filling in with a number of different

  • Ben Eldridge goes out on top

    If you get a chance to script your own farewell, it might look a lot like Saturday night, when Ben Eldridge made one last appearance with the Seldom Scene, the iconic Washington, DC-area band that he helped found nearly 45

  • Tom Nechville sits for Bud Bennett

    Tom Nechville, banjo builder and the man behind the innovative Nechville Musical Products company, is the latest subject to sit for banjo archivist Bud Bennett and his Appalachian Music and Culture blog. Bud has to date posted lengthy, in-depth interviews with several notable banjo