• 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

  • Tony Trischka wins Independent Music Award

    Tony Trischka was recently awarded for his CD, territory. The CD won the award for Best Americana Album at the 8th Annual Independent Music Awards">8th Annual Independent Music Awards. territory was released in 2008 on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The CD contains

  • Tony Trischka fiddle tunes book for banjo

    Mel Bay Publications has released a new book/CD package from Tony Trischka, called Master Collection of Fiddle Tunes for Banjo. Dozens of tunes most commonly played on the fiddle are arranged for 3 finger banjo, encompassing music from the American and

  • Tony Trischka – Hill Country

    Rounder Records subtitles banjo man Tony Trischka's newly-reissued 1985 album Hill Country as The Tony Trischka Bluegrass Album. That reference doesn't seem especially startling to modern eyes, following Tony's success in 2007 with his Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular project, but when

  • Hill Country reissue from Tony Trischka

    Rounder will be reissuing Tony Trischka's terrific 1985 banjo album, Hill Country as a remastered CD on October 21. Tony is viewed as a mainstream guy these days, thanks in no small part to his blockbuster Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular project