• Sammy Shelor with Zac Brown Band

    This past Sunday (June 22), Sammy Shelor performed with the Zac Brown Band in Bristow, VA. Brown and his eclectic country band have been known to favor bluegrass music and acoustic artists, and his former bass player and current guitarist,

  • Huber banjo auction to benefit Play It Forward

    We've written before about the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation and their instrument lending program for young pickers, Play It Forward. Bluegrass students aged 8-16 can have access to quality banjos, fiddles, mandolins or guitars for renewable one year loans at no

  • Bernie Leadon to Huber Banjos

    Bernie Leadon, founding member of the Eagles, has been announced as the newest endorsing artist with Huber Banjos. He is currently out with them again as part of the History of the Eagles world tour, which began earlier this month. Though he

  • Brandy Miller and her new Huber banjo

    This has been an eventful year for young Brandy Miller. The 14 year old banjo picker's debut CD, BrandyGrass, was released in May, and in June, she ventured to Nashville to record for the next Daughters of Bluegrass project, Pickin' Like

  • Banjo auctions in May

    Could it be all the auction shows gaining popularity on television? From the rough-and-tumble of Storage Wars to the more genteel Antiques Road Show, American TV watchers are catching the auction bug in a big way. So I suppose it should

  • Huber introduces Truetone banjos

    Grace Van't Hof made mention earlier this week of the new banjos being introduced by Huber Banjos at IBMA this week. Huber calls them the Truetone series, and they are models which feature his newly-developed components, the HR-30 tone ring

  • ZZZZzzzzzz…

    This post is a contribution from Grace Van't Hof, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. She will report about her experiences at IBMA as she tries to promote her group, Della Mae. The exhaustion has already set in. I told myself

  • Checking in with Chris Pandolfi

    I had a chance to speak with Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters today, and he caught me up on a couple of projects he is working on going into the Fall. The band is heading into the studio next

  • Ron Block in the studio

    Alison Krauss & Union Station got started on their next studio recording this past weekend, tracking at Sound Emporium in Nashville. Steve Huber visited the studio on Monday (8/3) to tweak a couple of banjos for Ron Block, and sent us