• Jens Kruger receives 2013 Steve Martin Prize

    Innovative banjoist Jen Kruger has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The prize, created and endowed by Martin, includes a $50,000 honorarium and, typically, opportunities to perform both

  • Terry Herd at Silver Dollar City

    Bluegrass Today's Terry Herd spent several days last week in Branson, MO at the Bluegrass & BBQ festival at Silver Dollar City. While there, he recorded a number of interviews which will run in June on his syndicated radio program, Into

  • Jens Kruger visits Berklee

    Swiss-born North Carolina banjo wizard Jens Kruger spent two days earlier this week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, sharing his wisdom with the banjo students there. His visit was sponsored by the Berklee American Roots Music Program,

  • Jens Kruger tackles JS Bach

    Jens Kruger has released a video which captures his arrangement of the first Bach Cello Suite, played on the banjo. It was recorded in late September at Double Time Studio near Kruger's home in North Wilkesboro, NC, produced  by Philip Zanon. Jens

  • Jens Kruger and the new Deering Sierra

    Deering has reintroduced their popular Sierra banjo, with a new inlay pattern in the neck. The Sierra is Deering's least expensive tone ring banjo ($2699), making it perhaps the lowest priced professional model banjo made in the US. It is offered