• 5 String Flamethrower – Rob McCoury

    What a golden age we’re in for banjo recordings! After years of anticipation, it’s Rob McCoury of the Del McCoury Band, joining recent wonderful banjo recordings by the Foggy Mountain Special Earl Scruggs Tribute team, Charlie Cushman, Noam Pikelny and

  • Rob McCoury – 5 String Flamethrower

    For a good many banjo players, calling yourself a 5 string flamethrower might seem a bit pretentious. But for Rob McCoury, who's been peeling paint with his banjo in The Del McCoury Band for the past 27 years, it's an

  • Welcome Vassar – the littlest McCoury

    There's another member of the McCoury clan to celebrate today. Vassar Edwin Carroll McCoury was born this morning at 8:06 Nashville time (CDT) to mom Lisa and dad Rob McCoury. He weighed in at 8.5 lbs, stretching out to 19.5 inches. Welcome

  • Inspiration… or indoctrination?

    Lisa McCoury shared this precious photo of husband Rob playing the banjo for their next little McCoury, due to hit the scene in about six weeks. She tells us that he was playing some Don Reno-style banjo, since Lisa is a

  • Rob McCoury goes under the knife

    Rob McCoury is spending his Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. After suffering a fall over the holidays, he developed a blood clot in his leg which had grown to a size that required surgical intervention. The procedure was done

  • Another McCoury on the way

    What the world needs now...  is another McCoury. And according to Lisa, wife of banjo picking Rob McCoury (son of Del), that's exactly what they have in the works. Lisa tells us that she is expecting their third child, and is due

  • Dierks Bentley is Fiddlin’ Around

    Dierks Bently has a new video from his heralded Up On The Ridge CD, which mixed some modern bluegrass in with his mainstream country sound. The new video is for the song Fiddlin' Around, the number he performed on the 2010