New Music Monday! Bringing you Scythian who never fail to get their audience dancing! From their upcoming album "Jump at The Sun" this song is titled Caeli which means "a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing folk music and dancing". Featuring Ben-David Warner on his Eagle II Acoustic-Electric banjo, we hope this gets your toes tapping!
The Duke of Drive, Terry Baucom, is well known to bluegrass fans. Terry's time with the award-winning Doyle Lawson and Quiksilver Band not only brought him critical acclaim but made his name a household word among the bluegrass community.
Music has been an important part of the Baucom family for generations; his father played guitar, his grandfather clawhammer banjo, and his great-grandfather playing fiddle. It would seem only natural the Terry would follow in their footsteps, starting with fiddle and gravitating to banjo as his main instrument by the 70's. Terry's first single album, "In the Groove" came out this year and he proves, yet again, what a master of hard-driving bluegrass music he is.
Attending the Black Prairie concert in March 2013 at the historical McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, California, I had the pleasant opportunity to catch up with multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk. I really enjoyed hearing his thoughts about songwriting and playing music, advice to those starting out on the banjo and his adventure with the instrument.
The von Grey sisters perform some of the most beautiful harmonies you will ever hear. They are multi-instrumentalists that are capturing the hearts of audiences who have the privilege to view them live.
A little over a year and a half ago, we blogged about the early signs of what we predicted would be a major banjo resurgence, with particular reference to an article about Mumford & Sons that was published in Rolling Stone entitled "God, Beer & Banjos". (Click here to see the original article) There is no denying that in the last couple of years, the banjo has been seemingly unavoidable due in large part to the multitude of different bands using the humble instrument as a core part of a sound that spans a plethora of different genres. But no band has done more to put the banjo firmly back on the music map than Mumford & Sons.
Come aboard with the Deering Banjo Company on the biggest ever Bluegrass festival cruise to the Bahamas from Feb 1-4, 2013! Featuring artists such as The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kruger Brothers, Del McCoury Band, Punch Brothers, David Grisman, and many more.