• Bill Faster returns in eastern Europe

    With banjoist Richard Ciferský's return to the Slovak Republic after a time in the US, he has created a touring duo with fiddler and vocalist Martin Burza. They have chosen to perform under the same name they had used in

  • Richard Cifersky leaves Dale Ann

    Richard Cifersky has announced his departure from Dale Ann Bradley's band. He had been touring with her since he arrived in the United States this spring from his native Slovak Republic. An experienced, professional banjo player, Cifersky spent more than a

  • Congratulations Richard and Kiki!

    It's definitely bluegrass wedding season! On August 8, Kristýna Otáhalová and Richard Cifersky were married in a beautiful mansion garden in Velky Tynec, Czech Republic. Richard is currently the banjo player with Dale Ann Bradley, and has only recently come to America on a

  • Radio Velvet to shut down

    More sad news from the world of internet radio... Richard Cifersky has informed us that his European online bluegrass radio project, Radio Velvet, has discontinued their streaming service. The Slovak-based 24/7 network has been operating for the past two years, managed

  • Richard Ciferský to Dale Ann Bradley

    A few months ago we shared an appeal from Slovak banjo picker and entrepreneur Richard Ciferský, who was seeking financial assistance with the legal costs of obtaining a work visa to play music in the United States. Richard had visited the US many times,

  • War In My Mind video from Natural Fusion Project

    When musical friends get together to experiment without preconceptions, interesting and unexpected outcomes can be the result. Such is the case with The Natural Fusion Project, a two-year-old effort that came from a pair of Slovak artists looking to merge their musical approaches.

  • Dr Arm from Banjolit

    US grassers are rapidly getting used to the idea of bluegrass music being a truly international endeavor. It may be, and may long remain, a primarily American musical form, but important contributions from beyond our shores are a regular component