• Once Upon A Time In Appalachia

    Ryan Cavanaugh has released the latest single in his Back Country series of modern banjo compositions. Like the others so far, Once Upon A Time In Appalachia was recorded with Bill Evans on saxophone, Mark Egan on bass, Tyson Rogers on keyboard, and

  • Back Country from Ryan Cavanaugh

    Progressive banjo player Ryan Cavanaugh has released a second single from his new series of bluegrass/fusion series, Back Country. This latest is the title track from the Internet-only project. Featured are Cavanaugh on electric banjo, Bill Evans on saxophone, Mark Egan

  • Reuben’s Cube from Ryan Cavanaugh

    And now for something completely different... Ryan Cavanaugh is a highly skilled banjo player who has made his bones playing jazz and jazz-funk music, primarily with contemporary jazz sax man Bill Evans. But like most five string envelope pushers, he was

  • Ryan Cavanaugh on Earl Scruggs

    This Earl Scruggs tribute is a contribution from avant-garde and jazz banjo pioneer, Ryan Cavanaugh. I was fortunate enough to have a few conversations with our hero Earl Scruggs, and having spent my formative years in an extensive study of his

  • Ryan Cavanaugh checks in

    With the spirited discussion about the boundaries of bluegrass music going on in the comments of our recent post, IBMA at the Crossroads, it's timely to catch up with banjo wizard Ryan Cavanaugh. Ryan is a singularly accomplished picker, equally at

  • Ryan Cavanaugh hits EU

    Progressive banjo icon Ryan Cavanaugh is touring this month in Europe with jazz saxophonist Bill Evans, in support of Evans' new release, Dragonfly. The album is the third release with Evans' Soulgrass band, which mixes his contemporary jazz with elements of