• Letters from Camp: Day 3

    Jim Gabehart is journaling his time at the Pete Wernick Dr. Banjo Advanced Banjo Camp this week. In my teens and early twenties I regularly entered banjo contests, primarily as a money-making proposition, and did quite well, winning or placing in the money

  • Letters From Camp: Day 2

    Jim Gabehart is journaling his time at the Pete Wernick Dr. Banjo Advanced Banjo Camp this week. I'll admit I was hoping I'd get a chance to say this honestly, but I awoke this morning and logged on to check the weather and thought

  • Letters From Camp: Day 1

    Hello mudder, hello fadder, here I am at, Camp Granada (RB3, Top Tension, take your pick). The last week-long camps I attended were spent on a cot in a tent, where I learned to be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,

  • Letters from Camp

    With the hope of proving the old saying wrong, and showing that an old dog can learn a new trick, I am about to leave the Mountain State of West Virginia to travel to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, to attend

  • Dr. Banjo scholarship deadline approaches

    Two scholarships for Pete Wernick’s Advanced Banjo Camp in January 2012 are still available, but the deadline for applications is December 5, only a few days away. One $1,000 scholarship covers almost all expenses for an out-of-state attendee and is being

  • Earl Scruggs at the Monroe Centennial

    Pete Wernick, the estimable Dr. Banjo, has sent along a three-part report compiled during his attendance at last week's Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration in Owensboro, KY. They were adapted from comments he posted to the internal IBMA email discussion list. This

  • Hot Rize touring this Fall

    A Hot Rize reunion tour is being organized for late September/early October, with expectations for performances from Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers at each of the shows. The tour will be managed by Keith Case & Associates in Nashville, who are

  • Jam Camp scholarship available

    Here's some great news for beginning jammers who had been hoping to attend Pete Wernick's Jam Camp later this month in North Carolina. Pete has announced that a group of former camp attendees have pooled their resources to offer a full