• Russ Carson in the pink after hand surgery

    No... that's not a stigmata on Russ Carson's right hand. The crackerjack banjo picker with Ricky Skaggs is just off a full month of banjo rest following carpal tunnel surgery. This inflammatory disorder has afflicted a number of banjo players. It

  • Awesome Sauce from Russ Carson

    Engelhardt Music Group has a new single for Nashville banjo player Russ Carson, the second from his upcoming full-length album. We all know Russ as the banjo man with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and as proprietor of the very

  • A performer’s eye view of Grey Fox ’17

    Russ Carson isn't just one of the top bluegrass banjo players in the world today. The youthful five stringer with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder is also a talented photographer, with the innate sense of a natural documentarian. For several years

  • Congratulations Russ and Bethany!

    On October 22, Russell Carson, banjo player with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Bethany Burie, guitarist with The Burie Family, were wed at the First Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. The ceremony was a who's who of young Nashville, bluegrass

  • The latest thing: POV jam videos

    The indubitable Russell Carson, crack banjoist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and enterprising bluegrass photographer/videographer, has posted the latest thing in music archiving - the POV video! Many types of action photography, from the sublime to the discreditable, now utilize

  • SPBGMA 2016 notes

    We had a blast this year at the SPBGMA National Convention in Nashville. As always, it's great to re-connect with old friends and make new ones, with more high-quality music being played than you could ever hope to see in

  • Avenue of the Giants – Russ Carson

    Kentucky Thunder banjo player Russ Carson might not yet be recognized among the giants of the five string community, but it seems likely from his latest Patuxent CD, Avenue of the Giants, that he'll soon be counted in their number. This talented young picker