• Dr. Banjo and Flexigrass

    The latest release is now available from Pete Wernick & Flexigrass, previously billed as Live Five. The title, What The, is surely evocative of the reaction they often get when audiences first realize that Pete and his 5 string banjo

  • BluegrassCountry.org interviews the stars

    BluegrassCountry.org recently interviewed a number of bluegrass stars. Those interviews are now being aired on the Open Mic show. It's a two hour show that will be repeating, in its entirety, through July 17th. The first hour features interviews with Dr.

  • Scholarships available for bluegrass jam camps

    Through the generosity of some private donors, Pete Wernick is pleased to announce the availability of several scholarships for his 2007 Bluegrass Jam Camps. These camps are open to students of any bluegrass instrument, and designed to help them learn

  • Pete Wernick in Making Music

    Making Music Magazine is a glossy, bi-monthly print publication dedicated to the amateur musician and the pursuit of their musical goals. Now in their third year, the magazine means to provide stories of inspiration as well as tips to assist

  • Pete Wernick banjo backup DVD

    Pete Wernick, a.k.a. Dr. Banjo, has long been regarded as one of the pre-eminent banjo instructors in bluegrass music. His book, Bluegrass Banjo, published in 1974, has sold over 200,00 copies and taught thousands to become banjo pickers over the

  • Pete Wernick ’07 camps

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has announced his bluegrass banjo and jam camps for 2007. The first is actually underway now in Boulder, CO with another set to kick off there next week. Many of his camps are scheduled in conjunction

  • 1987 Hot Rize DVD now available

    The Hot Rize concert DVD we mentioned a few weeks ago has been released, and can be ordered now from the Hot Rize web site. It features a concert performance at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Lousiville, KY from

  • Hot Rize DVD coming soon

    Great news for Hot Rize fans. Pete Wernick has announced that a DVD will soon be available featuring a concert originally filmed in 1987. Both the original Hot Rize band (Pete on banjo, Tim O'Brien on mandolin, Charles Sawtelle

  • Dr. Banjo’s message board

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has just added a new message board to his web site. It is designed to allow site visitors to ask Pete a question about learning to play the banjo, or about getting started playing in