• So Long, Doc, Earl, and Doug

    This reflection on three legends who have passed on during 2012 is a contribution from flatpicking legend Dan Crary. In addition to being a pioneering guitarist, Crary is an Associate Professor of Speech Communications at California State University at Fullerton.

  • Del discusses his fallen comrades

    Milo Farineau caught up with Del McCoury recently, and took the opportunity to get his reflections on some fellow bluegrass legends who have passed on this past few months. Milo:  It’s been a tough year of loss for the bluegrass world.

  • Rumors of my death…

    The past year has been a year of bluegrass mourning, as we’ve said goodbye to some of the music’s great pioneers and innovators. The deaths of celebrated figures have become more of a public concern in the internet era, and

  • Give Me The Banjo now on Netflix

    Give Me The Banjo, the recent film documentary about our beloved 5 string by Marc Fields, is now available to Netflix subscribers. Though Fields lists as the project's writer, director and producer, it really was a team effort. Tony Trischka was

  • Steve Martin banjo board adds J.D. Crowe

    We just heard from Steve Martin, who shared this announcement about his annual banjo prize: Last March, the board of The Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass lost a founding member, the great Earl Scruggs. After brief deliberation,

  • Tim Austin talks Earl Scruggs Tribute

    Much has been written about Earl Scruggs over the years, and most recently since the passing of this icon in American music. With the long-awaited June 5 release of Foggy Mountain Special - A Tribute To Earl Scruggs on Rounder

  • A Waltz For Earl from Tim Carter

    Nashville banjo picker Tim Carter has composed and recorded a lovely tribute to Earl Scruggs, using the uncommon form of a banjo waltz. The tune is titled A Waltz For Earl, and Tim has used it as a backdrop for this