• Casey Driessen to Berklee’s Valencia campus

    Fiddler extraordinaire, and Berklee grad, Casey Driessen, has accepted a teaching position at the Berklee College of Music's European campus in Valencia, Spain. He will direct a masters program in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) that is not instrument specific. Driessen came up as a

  • Acoustic Music Seminar applications due Dec 1

    Attention talented young string players... Applications for the 2014 Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival must be turned in by December 1. The week long seminar runs from March 30-April 5 in Savannah, GA and is open to musicians

  • Thornpipe from Leftover Salmon

    Leftover Salmon has a new single, Thornpipe, a driving banjo tune written and performed by Andy Thorn. It's the second in a set of four new tracks to be pre-released in collaboration with Colorado's Breckenridge Brewery. Free download codes are available in

  • Protect and recover your stuff with GearTrack

    Wouldn't it be great if you could register all your valuable musical instruments and gear online, with photos, descriptions, serial numbers, and identifying characteristics? In the event of loss, theft or damage, it would make recovery or insurance claims much

  • 40th Annual RockyGrass: Day 2

    This report from RockyGrass is a contribution from Jake Schepps and Christian Sedelmyer. Working backwards on Day 2 of the festival: the evening’s closer was a special set of music with a band specifically put together by Béla Fleck, in which he played a

  • Skills & Techniques videos with Casey Driessen

    Casey Driessen, he of the wicked fiddle chop, is offering a series of  instructional videos for download from his web site, starting in September. The five lessons will each deal with one aspect of Casey's highly distinctive accompaniment style, starting with