• First two days at Telluride

    As 4 wildfires ravage the state of Colorado, Telluride Bluegrass rolls into it's 39th year. You can see smoke from a nearby wildfire in the photo of the mainstage at sunset. This year's fest looks to be a hot one with

  • Across the Imaginary Divide

    This review of the new project from Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio is a contribution from David Hollender, professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. David teaches both banjo and upright bass at Berklee, and has

  • New York Banjo Summit this Fall

    Who would like to catch a show featuring 8 banjo pickers? No... seriously. You might not laugh when you see the list of eminent players involved. Starting October 25, the New York Banjo Summit will be touring along the US East Coast and

  • Del, Danny and Béla at DelFest

    Here's a fun video from DelFest, with The Del McCoury Band sharing the stage with Danny Paisley and Béla Fleck. Check out their soaring version of Can't You Hear Me Calling. That's some mighty fine pickin' and singin'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twD2YwCPXM8  

  • Béla Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio

    Béla Fleck has never been one to stick to stereotypes or common expectations for the banjo, or for banjo players in general. He has fans in the bluegrass, new acoustic, jazz, classical and modern funk worlds. Some follow him and

  • New Jerry Douglas album in June

    Reso-guitar sensation Jerry Douglas has a new album set for a June release. Like most of his recent projects, Traveler will feature a mix of his instrumental compositions with vocal interpretations by an eclectic group of singers. And he'll be using

  • MerleFest 2012 in pictures

    The 25th MerleFest was a blast and I had an amazing time shooting all of the spectacular musicians. This was my 5th time at the festival, and even though I wandered around quite a bit from stage to stage, I

  • Banjo Stylin’ – Porchlight Sessions

    The producers of the upcoming Porchlight Sessions film have assembled this set of outtakes from the many hours of footage they shot as a tribute to Earl Scruggs. You'll see comments and music from Chris Pandolfi, Béla Fleck and Alison Brown

  • And the Grammy goes to…

    Congratulations to Alison Krauss & Union Station for being awarded the Best Bluegrass Album at the 2012 Grammies for Paper Airplane. Well done, AKUS! Paper Airplane was also recognized as Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and Béla Fleck and Howard Levy Won