• Take Five coming from Ned Luberecki

    Banjo wizard Ned Luberecki has announced a March 31 release date for Take Five, his next album of music for the five string. Many grass fans know Ned from his on-air job at SiriusXM's Bluegrass Junction, or from his lengthy stint

  • Ned Luberecki to Becky Buller

    Ned Luberecki has announced this evening that he is giving up his position with Chris Jones & the Night Drivers to accept the banjo spot with Becky Buller. He shared both a statement and a video with us to explain his

  • Bill Keith remembered, part 2

    In the spirit of yesterday's Bill Keith remembrance, several of his fellow banjo players have shared their thoughts about Bill. Bill Evans, performer, educator, composer and author, remembers Keith’s love of a cappuccino and his culinary abilities … "As is the case

  • Night Drivers in Güglingen

    Güglingen, Germany. Day 8 of European tour: We just wrapped up a show at the Altes Theater in Heilbronn, Germany. As with last week’s show in Prague, this was a double bill with Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley. It’s a charming

  • Live album coming from Chris Jones

    Live At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7. Often live albums are trotted out

  • The Boss helps IBMA

    Jon Weisberger knows a thing or two about songwriting—he was IBMA’s first songwriter of the year in 2012. And he knows a lot about IBMA—he’s chairman of the organization’s board. In his first role, he was looking to put together a new

  • Free downloads from Playing On The Planet

    Playing on the Planet is a band that writes and plays an odd mix of music: groove grass, jam grass, hippie grass, Americana. Or as they call it, "cosmic rockin' boogie grass." As true peace-and-love residents of the planet, they are

  • Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too

    Sirius XM listeners who tune in for Ned Luberecki’s “banjo Sunday” shows will have to rearrange their schedules. Luberecki lost his Sunday shift on Bluegrass Junction as part of cost-cutting moves, according to sources familiar with the satellite radio giant’s recent

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