• Alison Krauss to be honored at Berklee

    The Berklee College of Music is in the habit of handing out honorary degrees as a part of their annual commencement ceremony, as are many colleges and universities around the world. Of course, Berklee selects its honorees from within the

  • Memorial Fund for John McGann

    The acoustic music world was shocked last month to learn of the sudden passing of John McGann, a musician who had distinguished himself over many years of excellence in both performance and instruction. John was serving on the faculty of the

  • John McGann passes

    And the sad news just keeps coming... John McGann, noted instrumentalist and acoustic music educator passed away this morning in Boston. He was on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music where he taught mandolin and guitar, and led a

  • Tuttles kill in Northern California

    We posted about The Tuttles with AJ Lee just a week ago, noting that the band of young pickers had been signed with Roe Entertainment for artist representation. What we didn't know at the time was the fact that this Bay

  • Tony Trischka at Berklee

    Tony Trischka was last week's special Master Class presenter at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As we reported this Spring, a major anonymous donor has made it possible for Berklee to bring in top professional banjoists each semester

  • Jens Kruger visits Berklee

    Swiss-born North Carolina banjo wizard Jens Kruger spent two days earlier this week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, sharing his wisdom with the banjo students there. His visit was sponsored by the Berklee American Roots Music Program,

  • Wes Corbett to Berklee

    The Berklee College of Music in Boston has announced that Wes Corbett has been hired as a banjo instructor, joining David Hollender in that capacity at the school. Corbett will serve as an Associate Professor on a part time basis,

  • John McGann at Mandolin Cafe

    Mandolin Cafe takes a look at John McGann, one of the less heralded heroes of the 8 string world, in the most recent edition their recurring 10 Questions segment. McGann is a virtuoso on both mandolin and guitar, and has been

  • Mandolin Mashup 2011 video

    Well... it looks like I was wrong last week about there being no archived copy of the 2011 Mandolin Mashup video from the Berklee College of Music. Berklee mandolin instructor John McGann organizes this show each Spring as a showcase for