The Controversial History Of The Banjo

History can be a hard thing to discuss, because, inevitably, you probably weren't there to see the events unfold as they did.  This is especially true when we're talking about the history of one particular musical instrument with a somewhat checkered past – the banjo. The banjo, as we know it, dates back 400 or…

Sam Bush – Mandolin Masters Series

 Sam Bush is a pioneer of the newgrass style, a style of bluegrass that incorporates sometimes electric instruments and uses inspiration from genres like rock n roll. Bluegrass music traditionally takes song structure from old jazz music, where individual players take turns improvising over the main rhythm to show off their virtuosic skill. The tempo…