• Noam Pikelny solo project in March

    Rounder Records has announced a March 2017 release for Universal Favorite, their first recording for Noam Pikelny. Noam's last project, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, brought him a handful of awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014.

  • Noam Pikelny goes solo

    Banjo wizard Noam Pikelny is taking leave of his Punch Brothers bandmates - for the next few weeks at least - to venture out on his first solo performance tour. And by solo, we mean solo; just him on stage

  • Noam Pikelny joins Martin banjo prize board

    Steve Martin has announced that Noam Pikelny, current banjoist with Punch Brothers, has joined the Board which selects the recipients of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. Noam had been the inaugural prize winner in

  • Noam and Aoife on tour

    Two of the most celebrated artists in the vicinity of bluegrass music - with two of the coolest names - Noam Pikelny and Aoife O'Donovan, are winding up a duo tour over the next week across the Midwest. To help promote

  • One Song Romance – Michael Barnett

    Modern American string music, in the folk rather than classical tradition, has a number of hot spots around the country. The lure of commercial work brings a good many talented young practitioners to Nashville, where they often band together or

  • Bryan Sutton video preview

    Sugar Hill has released a video sampler for Bryan Sutton's latest CD, Into My Own. It was shot during his album release party last month at Carter Fine Guitars in Nashville with many of the artists who performed on the

  • Noam and Stu promo video

    If you didn't already want to catch the upcoming Nom Pikelny and Stuart Duncan duo tour, you will after watching this five minute preview. † These two masters of their instruments will be out starting May 17, touring together through the end

  • Into My Own – Bryan Sutton

    For a great many years, Bryan Sutton has flown under a lot of people's radar. Those 'in the know,' or closely connected to the acoustic music world, recognized the fiery flatpicker as the first guitar gunslinger with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky

  • Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan hit the road

    Ask any musicologist about the origins of old time and bluegrass music, and a disquisition on banjo and fiddle music won't be far behind. Particularly in the Appalachian regions where self-sufficient immigrants from the British isles and their descendants tended

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