Banjo Greats Gather at Grey Fox for Keith-Style Banjo Summit !

The gracious banjo maestro, Bill Keith, shaking hands with Jonny Cody after playing ‘Devil’s Dream’ together at a campsite during Grey Fox 2013—fifty years from the day that Bill first played it with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys.Surely a highlight of this year’s Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival will be a very special Keith-Style Banjo Summit hosted by Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, and Tony Trischka.

As if this “Triple Crown of Banjo” wasn’t enough, joining them on stage to honor the music and influence of Bill Keith will be the award-winning Eric Weissberg, Mike Munford, Marc Horowitz, Mike Kropp, Ryan Cavanaugh and others—along with Bill Keith himself.



Two New Martin D-35s Unveiled at Summer NAMM!


C. F. Martin & Co. continues to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Martin D-35 model with two commemorative limited-edition D-35 models at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville July 9th through July 11thThe limited edition D12-35 50th Anniversary model and the HD-35 FM IV 60th will be among six other models showcased.

Molly Cherryholmes Now with Mountain Heart!

Image635712438799621822Mountain Heart is excited and honored to announce that Molly Cherryholmes, five-time Grammy nominee and former member of the award-winning band Cherryholmes, is the newest member of Mountain Heart.

Molly’s musical talent has always been undeniable, and we are all thrilled to bring her on board as a full-time member.

Star-Studded Benefit Show for Aubrey Holt !

Image635712424169775042A benefit show for Aubrey Holt, formerly of the Boys From Indiana and the Wildwood Valley Boys, has been planned for Sunday, August 9, 2015.

The show will feature a star-studded line-up, including Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, The Grascals, Feller and Hill, The Wildwood Valley Boys, and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper.


Instruments Stolen From Jenny Brook Festival!

Image635711208110020403It is with great sadness that we have a need to report this kind of news but if by alerting you, the reader, to be on the lookout and by some chance the instruments are returned undamaged, we'll accept the temporary sorrow.

WAMU's radio personality, Katy Daly, reported this morning that a 2007 Santa Cruz Tony Rice model guitar and a 2001 McKenna spruce top resonator guitar (looks like Rob Ickes' guitar) both in black cases were stolen from the Jenny Brook Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont.