• Speed of Life from The Dirt Band

    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has lifetime bluegrass street cred, even if they never even thought about bluegrass music again. Their 1970 triple album, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, featured stellar guest performances by many of the stars and legends of

  • Steve Martin in Bluegrass Now

    It's been great to see the tremendous interest in Steve Martin's upcoming banjo CD within the overlapping banjo and bluegrass communities. Martin has been a banjo picker since before he made it big, first as a comedian and later as a

  • Michael Martin Murphey goes bluegrass

    Michael Martin Murphey carved his name in pop music granite back in 1975 when his Blue Sky, Night Thunder album was released on Epic Records. That record contained his two biggest hits, Wildfire and Carolina In The Pines, the latter of

  • Steve Martin banjo CD forthcoming

    We made note late last year of the fact that comedian, actor and banjo player Steve Martin was preparing to record an album of serious banjo music. The recording has been completed, produced by fellow banjo man John McEuen, with assistance

  • Bluegrass takes a stroll down Sesame Street

    I don't know how many of our readers still watch Sesame Street, but maybe you've got some kids, or grandkids, who do. I just discovered that the Sesame Street label released a DVD earlier this summer featuring several bluegrass and

  • Banjo players in the news

    We found two interesting articles online that should be of interest to banjo pickers, and folks who enjoy banjo music. The first is a piece in today's Washington Post (1/19/07) on John McEuen. Written by Post staffer Richard Harrington, the article