What is up at Yates Banjos?

Mysterious Yates banjo sighting over the North Carolina mountainsBanjo fanatics have long been recognized as one part tinkerer and one part alchemist. They obsess over minor variations in the exact mix of metals in banjo components, and fret about differences of a few thousandths of an inch in neck width.

Judging from this mysterious photo posted on the Yates Banjos MySpace page, they may have to add visitors from outer space to their list of crucial concerns.

Somebody call Mulder and Scully!

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.