• 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

  • Pete Wernick at Berklee

    This post is a contribution from David Hollender, a professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has been keeping us updated on the way bluegrass music and traditional acoustic instruments are being presented at the school. Pete and

  • A Banjo Player’s Pilgrimage

    This post is a contribution from Alan Munde, banjo legend, teacher, performer, and writer. Be sure to check out Alan's band The Alan Munde Gazette. I have been teaching banjo in the Creative Arts Department (when I began it was known

  • New Slow Jam DVD from Pete Wernick

    Pete Wernick describes his latest instructional DVD from Homespun Tapes, Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner, as "A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session." Designed for relative beginners on any bluegrass instrument, this DVD allows a new player to pick along

  • Banjos on Letterman

    Pete Wernick informs us that he has been invited to be a part of a unique banjo event in New York later this month, including a performance at the New Yorker Magazine's New Yorker Festival 2005 on September 24, and