• Noam Pikelny Manchicken live video

    Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny has posted a video from his ongoing tour in support of his current album, Beat The Devil and Carry a Rail. The video is for his original banjo tune, Manchicken, found on his 2004 CD, In The

  • Seldom Scene hits middle age

    You never know what songs you’ll hear when the Seldom Scene is playing. Not only is the band entering it’s 41st year – giving the Scene one of the deepest catalogs around – but members regularly add new material to

  • Antifogmatic from Punch Brothers in June

    Continuing in their established trend of terse, esoteric and slightly archaic references for album titles, Punch Brothers have announced that their new CD, Antifogmatic, will be released June 15 on Nonesuch Records. And also continuing in the newly-established trend, they are

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 3

    Here's Part 3 of our interview with Chris Thile and Chris Eldridge (a.k.a. Critter) of the Punch Brothers. In this third, and final, installment, we'll be discussing the actual process of recording the new Punch Brothers CD, Punch, and in

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge Part 2

    When we left our dynamic duo yesterday, at the end of Part 1 of this interview, they had just engaged in a small snowball battle. Having concluded that brief engagement, we returned to the interview. Brance: What about the other four

  • Interview: Chris Thile & Chris Eldridge

    With the release of the new Punch Brothers CD only a week away, Chris Thile fans are eagerly awaiting the latest entry in his musical diary. This one has been a long time coming. I had the opportunity to speak with

  • Williams, Eldridge, Falco clip on YouTube

    The folks at Flatpicking Guitar Magazine have posted an online clip from the most recent DVD release, Guitarmageddon. It features Josh Williams, Andy Falco and Chris Eldridge tearing up Cherokee Shuffle on stage at the Station Inn in Nashville. As you

  • Fiery flatpicking on Guitarmageddon DVD

    Flatpicking Guitar Magazine has released their latest concert DVD, following the familiar theme of grouping popular flatpickers they have set with previous releases. Guitarmageddon, co-produced with SimpleFolk Productions, showcases three young flatpicking firebrands who have been making their presence felt in

  • Benefit Concert for Scottie Henson

    Our friend Tony Williams, promoter of the Kentucky Lake Bluegrass Festival, recently contacted us with news concerning a benefit concert being organized in his area of Kentucky. The concert is to benefit Mr. Scottie Henson, one of the charter members of