• Walking Song – Ron Block

    Ron Block is what you might call a complicated artist. If you pick the five, you probably see him as the powerful banjo player with Alison Krauss & Union Station. Guitarists think of Ron in that role with AKUS, as

  • On The Front Porch – Kenny Thacker

    Many bluegrass musicians first developed their love of this genre from listening carefully to their grandparents and other relatives making music. Kenny Thacker is no different. On his latest release, On the Front Porch, this Kentucky-born pastor pays tribute to

  • Major milestone for Banjo NewsLetter

    Banjo NewsLetter, published by the Nitchie family in Maryland since 1973, is now publishing online starting with the current April 2013 issue. They will continue to offer a print edition, mailed out just as it has been for 40 years,

  • Walking Song this summer from Ron Block

    Yesterday we caught up with Ron Block, and gathered some further details about his upcoming solo project, Walking Song, due for a summer 2013 release on Rounder. As we reported earlier, the album consists primarily of new songs he has written

  • Aaron Ramsey – Gathering

    After a full four years of recording and mixing as his schedule allowed, Mountain Heart mandolinist Aaron Ramsey has completed his new solo project, Gathering. Aaron had to find time for his own album amidst touring duties with the band, working

  • Ron Block on Live Guitar Lessons podcast

    Ron Block will be the featured guest on tonight's (11/13) Learn & Master Guitar video podcast with Steve Krenz. The one hour live broadcast begins at 8:00 p.m. (EST), and will include Ron talking with Steve about technique, answering questions posted

  • Ron Block – From Bluegrass To AKUS Guitar

    AcuTab Publications has released a new guitar instruction DVD, Ron Block - From Bluegrass to AKUS Guitar. Ron has spent the largest part of his professional career playing banjo and guitar with Alison Krauss & Union Station. He was the subject

  • Next Bluebird in the Bluegrass Sept 13th

    The next installment of the Bluebird in the Bluegrass songwriter series will take place next Thursday, September 13, at the Bluebird Café in Nashville, TN. The concept behind the series is to shine a spotlight on our bluegrass tunesmiths, while also raising