• 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

  • The Banjo Project – a documentary

    One of the most defining aspects of the bluegrass sound is the addition made by the 5-string banjo. It is the most "American" of all the instruments comprising a bluegrass band.  There is a lot of lore, and misinformation, about

  • Tony Trischka School of Banjo

    Tony Trischka's latest banjo venture is now live online. It's the Tony Trischka School of Banjo, an interactive instructional video course for banjo players at any level. The site offers prepared banjo lessons from Tony, with students invited to submit videos

  • Tony Trischka and Claire Lynch on WFDU

    There is an embarrassment of riches this Friday (5/15) for folks who can tune in to online radio and TV during business hours. We'll highlight each of several special programs featuring bluegrass artists in the next few postings. First up is