• Eddie Adcock on his major award

    We caught up with Eddie Adcock today and he shared these reflections on being selected as the recipient of the 2014 Steve Martin prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. In addition to a lovely trophy, the prize includes a

  • Bright Star premiers this month

    Steve Martin's latest venture, a new musical called Bright Star, is set to premiere later this month in San Diego. The music, in the form of 25 new songs, was written by Martin with his performing partner Edie Brickell. Just

  • Martin, Steeps and Edie live DVD in March

    Rounder has announced a March 11 release for Steve Martin's first ever live concert CD/DVD. It bears the unwieldy title, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live. Recorded at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA last

  • Great Big World – Tony Trischka

    A new album from Tony Trischka is always big news in the banjo world. Since the 1970s he's been cranking out music to challenge 5 stringers and banjo fans alike, and reworking what can be expected from his instrument along

  • Tony Trischka’s Great Big World

    The banjo world is eagerly awaiting the next installment from 5 string magnifico Tony Trischka, Great Big World, due February 4 from Rounder. Trischka first emerged on the scene in the early 1970s as part of the eclectic string music scene

  • 2014 Bluegrass Grammy nominees

    The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday evening. In the midst of the cavalcade of glitzy stars was news of the all-important Best Bluegrass Album. And the nominees are: It's Just A Road - The Boxcars, Mountain Home Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey

  • Steve Martin and Jens Kruger at IBMA

    On Saturday afternoon, as World of Bluegrass was circling the drain, David Morris caught up with Steve Martin and Jens Kruger to discuss Jens being named the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass

  • Jens Kruger receives 2013 Steve Martin Prize

    Innovative banjoist Jen Kruger has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music. The prize, created and endowed by Martin, includes a $50,000 honorarium and, typically, opportunities to perform both

  • Steve, Edie and the Steeps on Conan

    Steve Martin made a stop at the Conan O'Brien show last night, with Edie Brickell and Steep Canyon Rangers in tow. They gave a lovely performance of When You Get to Asheville from their current CD, Love Has Come For