• Walk Along John from John Reischman

    West coast mandolin master John Reischman has a new album of instrumental music, which he calls Walk Along John. Like his varied career, the album's 14 named tracks (with one secret) feature the stylistic mix his many admirers have come to

  • Trischka, Lynch awarded USA Fellowships

    Noted singer and songwriter Claire Lynch and banjo pioneer Tony Trischka have been awarded 2012 USA Fellowships. These are given annually by United States Artists to recognize American artists of every kind who have demonstrated exceptional ability, and are uniquely influential

  • Give Me The Banjo now on Netflix

    Give Me The Banjo, the recent film documentary about our beloved 5 string by Marc Fields, is now available to Netflix subscribers. Though Fields lists as the project's writer, director and producer, it really was a team effort. Tony Trischka was

  • New York Banjo Summit this Fall

    Who would like to catch a show featuring 8 banjo pickers?Ā No... seriously. You might not laugh when you see the list of eminent players involved. Starting October 25, the New York Banjo Summit will be touring along the US East Coast and

  • Tony Trischka and Earl Scruggs

    Tony Trischka has a well-deserved reputation as both an innovator and an instructor of five string banjo. Prior to his current endeavor, the online Tony Trischka School of Banjo, he had more than a dozen banjo instruction books and DVDs,

  • The Mountain Music Project available on CD/DVD

    We've posted several times aboutĀ The Mountain Music Project, a documentary film which covers a musical journey of discovery from Appalachia to Nepal. The project follows a pair of Virginia pickers, Tara Lindhart and Danny Knicely, as they travel through the mountains

  • Tony Trischka at Berklee

    Tony Trischka was last week's special Master Class presenter at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As we reported this Spring, a major anonymous donor has made it possible for Berklee to bring in top professional banjoists each semester

  • The Banjo Project documentary on PBS

    The Banjo Project documentary is to be aired November 4, as part of the PBSĀ Arts from the Blue Ridge MountainsĀ series.Ā Give Me the Banjo, an 80-minuteĀ film narrated by Steve Martin, will beĀ one episode in the new mini-series,Ā Arts Fall Festival, scheduled forĀ national