• The Mountain Music Project available on CD/DVD

    We've posted several times about 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 PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains series. Give Me the Banjo, an 80-minute film narrated by Steve Martin, will be one episode in the new mini-series, Arts Fall Festival, scheduled for national

  • ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass coming in June

    One of the more successful recent entries in the online world of string music instruction has been the Tony Trischka School of Banjo. Using a combination of prerecorded lessons and video exchanges between Tony and his many enrolled students, the

  • Banjo for iOS

    Bluegrass instruction has become increasingly mobile in recent years, as teachers and students alike take advantage of the opportunities afforded by developing technology. If you are interested in bluegrass instruction, you no longer have to order a DVD and wait

  • Crowdsourcing success for The Banjo Project

    We've been bringing you news of The Banjo Project for some time now. Most recently we reported that the production was in need of funding to complete the editing process. Emmy winning producer Marc Fields took to the digital streets

  • Crowdsourcing push for The Banjo Project

    We posted earlier this year about The Banjo Project, a feature-length documentary about our beloved banjo, the most American of American instruments. The film, produced by five-time Emmy winner Marc Fields, is a look at the history and development of the

  • Win a Deering banjo from Tony Trischka

    OK... not from Tony directly. But his new banjo teaching site, The Tony Trischka School of Banjo, together with the good folks at Deering Banjos, are offering the chance to win a $1500 Deering gift certificate. The contest is open to