• Flecktones on Blue Plate Special 9/24

    Today at noon, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will give a live radio performance on Blue Plate Special, broadcast on WDVX 89.9 FM in Knoxville, TN. The show will also be simulcast online via a web audio stream, but is

  • Bela Fleck interview online

    Plum TV has posted a video interview with B?©la Fleck on their Vail, CO web site. Plum is an independent media outlet with local cable stations and web sites in 8 high end US markets: Vail, Aspen, Telluride, Nantucket, the

  • Soulgrass II?

    Jazz sax man Bill Evans made waves in 2005 with the release of his Soulgrass project, merging jazz, funk and R&B grooves with bluegrass and traditional string music. It included such acoustic luminaries as B?©la Fleck (who also co-produced), Sam

  • Corea/Fleck promo video online

    The Enchantment, the upcoming banjo/piano duet recording from Chick Corea and B?©la Fleck, which Brance briefly described earlier this month, is due for release May 22 on Concord Records. The making of this highly-anticipated CD is the focus of a short

  • Bela Fleck & Chick Corea: The Enchantment

    Banjo player Bela Fleck has joined forces with jazz pianist Chick Corea to record a duet album set to be released May 22, 2007. Fleck has been innovating almost as long as he's been playing the banjo. He's delved into the

  • Niall Toner interviews Bela Fleck

    Irish bluegrass affeniato Niall Toner, mandolin and guitar player with the Niall Toner Band, interviewed Bela Fleck during a recent trip the banjo player took to Ireland. The interview is set to be broadcast on RTE Radio 1, on which

  • Triple banjo bash on YouTube

    As we could have predicted, a video capture of the recent triple banjo performance on The Late Show with David Letterman has made its way to YouTube. The clip is taken from Wednesday's program (4/26) and features Steve Martin, Tony

  • Tony, Bela and Steve on Letterman 4/26

    We have written a good bit this year about Tony Trischka's latest CD, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular. Each of the project's 14 tracks feature Tony performing in duet (with a full band) along with other prominent banjo pickers, including such

  • Ricky Skaggs takes home 12th Grammy

    The 49th annual Grammy Awards were presented last night, and a few of our own were honored with awards. The biggest bluegrass award of the night was given to Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder who took home the Grammy for Best

  • Happy New Year!

    With New Year's Eve upon us, let me recommend my very favorite version of the perennial December 31st classic, Auld Lang Syne. It comes from David Grisman's terrific 1983 release, David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas, and features a much younger and