• TRAKUS concert reflections

    John posted Saturday with his review of the Tony Rice/AKUS concert we attended Friday evening. Here are my thoughts on the concert after a weekend of reflection on the show. As John said in his post, we missed the first couple

  • WDVX Knoxville auctions autographed Martin DXM

    Knoxville, TN radio station WDVX plays a blend of music styles that cover the gamut of acoustic styles including bluegrass, gospel, and americana. The station provides an online media player as well as support for Windows Media 96K, and a

  • Ron Block – Doorway

    Ron Block has been a fixture in bluegrass music for a good while. From his work with the Weary Hearts to his current gig with Alison Krauss, Ron has inspired banjo and guitar players alike, and probably some songwriters as

  • New Uglum/Ward CD available

    The Old Road To Jerusalem is the new CD from Eric Uglum, and his two talented stepsons, Christian and Austin Ward. It is just now released on Backcountry Records, with audio samples available online. Eric plays the guitar and mandolin,

  • Ron Block upcoming solo CD

    Over the weekend I came across a post on Ron Block's website stating that overdubs are almost complete on what appears to be a new solo project from Ron. Overdubs continue in my basement studio. I'm looking to finish all my

  • Ron Block comments on his new Huber

    We posted an announcement last week of the new Huber Ron Block model banjo. It is a near-replica of the pre war Granada Ron has been playing for many years, which was designed and will be marketed with his cooperation. Ron,

  • May Banjo NewsLetter on its way

    We just got a note from Banjo NewsLetter publisher Donald Nitchie, to let us know that the May issue is in the mail to subscribers and newsstands. Donald also passed along a thumbnail description of the May issue: The May 06 issue

  • Flatpicking Guitar covers Ron Block

    The March/April 2006 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine includes an extensive cover story on Ron Block, who serves as both banjoist and guitarist with Alison Krauss & Union Station. The companion audio CD has two tunes that Ron recorded