Bluegrass traces its roots to British folk music and African American gospel and blues…
His CD was released two weeks ago and it features him and his wife Abigail Washburn cleverly titled Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Since its inception in 1980, the nonprofit, located in San Diego, California, has grown to serve more than 600 children and adults touched by special needs every day. TERI’s pioneering array of life span services are recognized and emulated on state and federal levels, as well as internationall
Want to learn more about banjo history? At the American Banjo Museum (www.americanbanjomuseum.com) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can see more than 300 banjos—the largest public display in the world. See some of them on the timeline below. Banjo Evolution on Dipity.
Celebrated in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “Sweet Home Alabama,” Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is located in the Northwest corner of the state, on the Tennessee River. The area held by a Yuchi Indian tribe until the 1800s has long-established connections to music. The natives who were removed from the land and sent to Indian Territory of Oklahoma called the river the Singing River because they believed a woman who lived along the bank sang to them.
Picks have existed from the earliest days of string instruments. There’s evidence that ancient Egyptians used picks made of stone or bone, similar to picks found today. Modern picks come in a huge variety of materials, both natural and man-made, even recycled, and in many shapes and sizes.