• Triple banjos on PHC

    Here's video of Bill Evans, Noam Pikelny and Joe Newberry's triple banjo version of Arkansas Traveler from last Saturday's edition of A Prairie Home Companion.   There are some further audio clips from the show, including an Earl Scruggs medley, on the

  • Banjo… banjo… banjo on Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion will on this week's radio show be presenting three individually distinctive banjo players; Bill Evans, educator, composer and author; the progressive Noam Pikelny; and innovative old-time picker Joe Newberry.  Also on the show are traditional county music

  • Fundraiser for Joe Briggs

    Joe Briggs is a bass player who has worked for many years in and around the acoustic, bluegrass and roots music scene along the east coast. He started out in Richmond, VA though he has made his home in Pittsburgh,

  • PopMatters – Best of Bluegrass 2012

    It’s that time of year again, where pundits assess various aspects of the past 12 months. One of the first to do so and publish their list of favourites is PopMatters, the international magazine of cultural criticism. PopMatters’ bluegrass Top Ten listing

  • Bluegrass for the Rockaways

    California is about as far from New York as you can get in the US, but people there were as struck by the personal tragedies following Tropical Storm Sandy as were the rest of us who escaped unscathed. A group of

  • Bill Evans and the History of the Banjo

    West coast banjoist extraordinaire Bill Evans shared this video he shot for the folks at The Fretboard Journal back in January of this year, which is only just now available online. In it, Bill offers a short history of our beloved

  • Kaleidoscope – Snap Jackson

    Antonio Borrego III just doesn't have the right ring for a bluegrass/old time performer, even in northern California. So the young man who developed a fascination with the music just six short years ago became Snap Jackson, and has released a