• 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

  • Chris Duffy passes

    The Australian bluegrass community is mourning the loss of Chris Duffy, a lifelong impresario of the music down under, who died earlier this week. Starting in the 1970s, Duffy was an active performer and recording artist, supporting country acts as an

  • 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

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #81

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Thursday IBMA exhibit hall photos

    We'll be playing catch-up this next few days with photos, stories and video from this whirlwind week at IBMA. There is more to tell about events on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, plus we have a video interview with Sam Bush,

  • Classic Oak titles reissued

    Long-time students of bluegrass instruments will recall with fondness the name Oak Publications, a division of Music Sales that released some fine instructional manuals for banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass starting in the 1970s. While the brand has remained

  • Bill Keith interview online

    Banjo pioneer Bill Keith is interviewed in a lengthy piece published online by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association. Bill talks about his current musical activities and his involvement with a number of noteworthy ensembles in his younger days. He was introduced

  • Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy 2007

    March 1, 2007 is the last date to take advantage of the early registration discount for the 2007 Smoky Mountain Banjo Academy. The event, held each spring near Gatlinburg, TN (hosted by Jack Hatfield), is scheduled this year from April

  • Bill Keith on WWB

    This coming Tuesday (10/24), you can join 5 string banjo innovator and entrepreneur Bill Keith as he is interviewed on WorldWideBluegrass.com by Becky Taylor. Her show, Out-Of-The-Box, is cybercast live over the internet from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (EDT),

  • Bill Keith banjo workshop online

    The Banjo Lounge will be hosting an online banjo workshop with Bill Keith on Octber 17. The workshop will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (EST), and will be facilitated by their voice chat system. The fee to participate is