• Bela Fleck sees the Light

    If it’s time for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, it must be time for another keynote address by a “name” player who has bluegrass in his background but has moved on to other genres. It’s been the organization’s M.O. for the

  • Béla & Abby CD in October

    Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn: husband and wife, parents, musicians, touring partners, and now studio duet collaborators. Rounder Records has announced today that they will release their first, and eponymous, album October 7. There will also be a second duo tour

  • PBS Newshour covers RockyGrass

    The PBS Newshour, broadcast nightly during the week on hundreds of public television stations across the US, aired a special report July 31 about Colorado's RockyGrass festival. Last year, shortly after the 2013 event, the St. Vrain River drastically flooded its banks, destroying

  • How To Write A Banjo Concerto

    During 2011 while Béla Fleck was writing his banjo concerto, The Imposter, he was closely tailed by filmmaker Sascha Paladino to capture the process. Entering the realm of the symphony orchestra was something completely new for Fleck, who doesn't read music,

  • Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

    Attention talented young string players... Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians

  • 40th Annual RockyGrass: Day 2

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. Working backwards on Day 2 of the festival: the evening’s closer was a special set of music with a band specifically put together by Béla Fleck, in which he played a

  • Give Me The Banjo now on Netflix

    Give Me The Banjo, the recent film documentary about our beloved 5 string by Marc Fields, is now available to Netflix subscribers. Though Fields lists as the project's writer, director and producer, it really was a team effort. Tony Trischka was