• Steve Martin reviews from the Ryman show

    Steve Martin performed this past Sunday (10/11) at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the first stop in his Fall tour with Steep Canyon Rangers to promote his banjo CD, The Crow. John McEuen opened the show, which also included cameo

  • Bluegrass Today at IBMA 2009

    Brance and I will soon be packing our grip, and all the rest of it... We are heading for Nashville and the IBMA World Of Bluegrass, where we will report on the very many activities that occur during this brief span

  • Robin Davis, Casey Henry to the Bee-Liners

    Colorado guitar picker Robin Davis has joined forces with the Dixie Bee-Liners. Former guitarist Jonathan Maness left the group in June, and the Bee-Liners had been touring with fill-ins until Robin came on board. Buddy Woodward, mandolinist and co-manager of the

  • Casey Henry with Michael Martin Murphey

    Our good friend - and occasional contributor - Casey Henry is out playing banjo with Michael Martin Murphey in support of his new Rural Rhythm bluegrass CD. She played with Michael on The Grand Ole Opry this past weekend, along

  • Bluegrass Unlimited special offer

    Bluegrass Unlimited magazine has a special offer in effect for the rest of October. Any subscription purchased until October 31 (new or renewal) will qualify for a free compilation CD of their choosing. The choices are sampler discs from Rounder, Rebel

  • Kel Kroydon and Steve Martin

    In an earlier post, Casey Henry mentioned what a kick she got from knowing that she and Steve Martin played the same kind of banjo, referring to her recent signature model Kel Kroydon banjo. I asked KK owner Tom Mirisola to

  • Casey Henry Kel Kroydon banjo

    Nashville-based banjo picker - and Bluegrass Blog contributor - Casey Henry is the latest banjoist to debut a signature model in the Kel Kroydon line manufactured by Tom Mirisola and the American Made Banjo Co. The Casey Henry model is part

  • Henry Family Christmas

    This contribution comes from Casey Henry, a banjo player and writer living in Nashville, TN. She grew up in a bluegrass family with her parents (Red and Murphy Henry) performing as a band and running a bluegrass business (The Murphy

  • The Clark Brothers emerge victorious!

    We interrupt our Christmas programming for this final NGAB report comes from Casey Henry, a banjo player and writer living in Nashville, TN. She performed the past few years with her brother, Chris, in The Two Stringers, now disbanded. The family

  • Final Four: The Clarks made it!

    This report comes from Casey Henry, a banjo player and writer living in Nashville, TN. She performed the past few years with her brother, Chris, in The Two Stringers, now disbanded. We're getting down to the final stretch on Next Great