• Photos from California Banjo Extravaganza

    Bill Evans has shared some photos from his recent California Banjo Extravaganza. For the second year in a row, he brought a pair of prominent banjo pickers out west for a weekend of shows and workshops in northern California. This year it was

  • Checking in with Bill Evans

    Here's an interview with banjo man Bill Evans, conducted during IBMA week in Raleigh last month. We talked about his two recent recordings (In Good Company and Fine Times at Fletcher's House), and his upcoming Sonny Osborne Banjo Camp in

  • 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