• Auditions for Elmer’s General Store

    We've followed the launch of The Banjo Cellar and Elmer's General Store in Williamstown, KY over the past year, both businesses with a bluegrass theme. They were established by Elmer Burchett and Megan McKamey, a pair of banjo pickers who saw an

  • Banjo Cellar opens in Kentucky

    These days, we are more accustomed to seeing news about retail music stores closing than opening, with pressure from online mega-stores making life difficult for smaller, privately-owned ventures. But in Williamstown, Kentucky a pair of bluegrass veterans have partnered to open

  • Debut single from Megan McKamey

    Megan McKamey, a young vocalist, songwriter, and banjo player from East Tennessee, is set to release her first album, Here’s Your Goodbye, on July 15. Ahead of the full project, she has dropped the title track to radio as a single through

  • Richard Cifersky with Velvet Blue

    Slovak banjoist Richard Cifersky will be visiting the US again later this month. He will serve as a staff instructor during Acoustic Music Week at Lincoln Memorial University, and perform with east Kentucky's Velvet Blue while he's over. Richard plans to be in the States