• Two Weeks video from The Railsplitters

    What ever happened to The Railsplitters? The popular progressive grassers from Colorado say they have been hearing that from fans and friends ever since they went on hiatus back in 2018. But even though they have taken a break, they are

  • Enough To Leave video from Billy Strings

    Rounder Records has released a new music video from Billy Strings, from his current album, Home. Enough To Leave is a bit of a departure for Billy, who has become the favorite flatpicker of the burgeoning alt-bluegrass world, supported by a

  • Mac Benford passes

    Mac Benford, celebrated old time banjo player, died on February 15 at age 79. He had been diagnosed with a stage 4 lung cancer three years ago. On noting his passing, his family expressed gratitude for having had this much additional

  • Mike Lilly passes

    Mike Lilly, celebrated banjo player and singer from Ohio, died yesterday (2/12) in hospice care after going into renal failure a few days ago. He was 70 years of age. Mike had been a banjo picker since he was just a

  • Jim Paul Blair passes

    The state of Oklahoma and the wider music community has been rocked by the untimely death of Jim Paul Blair on February 11, 2020. He was 58 years of age and had recently been hospitalized with a lung infection. Blair, an

  • A conversation with John McEuen

    Jim Fondren, John McEuen, and Pamm Tucker As 2019 was wrapping up, I enjoyed a telephone conversation with one of the founding members of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the banjo player - and mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and if it has