• Mike Seeger to hospice care

    Here's some unfortunate news about one of the giants of folk and traditional American music. Mike Seeger has been in treatment for leukemia this past few years, and has just recently been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare and aggressive form

  • NEA Award for Mike Seeger

    Mike Seeger has been named as the recipient of the 2009 Bess Lomax Hawes Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Seeger has spent most of his life performing and recording traditional American string music, starting with a memorable stint

  • Review – Music Of Coal

    Music Of Coal - Various Artists (Lonesome Records & Publishing CD 071); two CDs with 70 page book, released in 2007 The work of coal miners has long been commemorated in song, disasters have led to contemporaneous ballad type songs and

  • Mel Bay and Folkways release new banjo book

    Mel Bay has a new book of banjo transcriptions, American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style, taken from the classic Folkways field recordings released under the same title. Originally released in 1956, the LP version of these recordings, taken by musician and

  • Midwest Banjo Camp 2007

    The 3rd annual Midwest Banjo Camp is set for June 1-3, 2007 on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. The faculty includes many of the biggest names in bluegrass and old time banjo, such as Alan

  • Grey Fox audio on FestivaLink

    The popular Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in NY is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year by joining forces with FestivaLink to make audio from this year's fest available for online purchase. These will be full-length recordings which can be purchased