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Banjo Meets Mandolin with Tony Trischka and Mike Marshall

Banjo Meets MandolinNapa, CA /Mandolin Cafe/ -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, in conjunction with Mandolin Cafe is proud to present a free online workshop featuring Tony Trischka and Mike Marshall. The workshop takes place online April 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time and will be moderated by Mandolin Cafe Founder Scott Tichenor. On hand will be twice Grammy-nominated Banjo player Tony Trischka and fellow Grammy nominee, mandolin teacher and performer extraordinaire, Mike Marshall.

Banjo Master Tony Trischka Wins USA Fellowship and Grant

Tonyt TrischkaHailed as one of the most innovative and respected musicians in his field for over 40 years, banjo master Tony Trischka has been awarded a $50,000 USA Fellowship grant from United States Artists. Every year, United States Artists invites leaders in nearly every artistic discipline to submit names of artists they believe show extraordinary talent and commitment to their craft.

Tony Trischka Receives United States Artists Fellowship in Music

Tony Trischka Territory AlbumEach year, United States Artists honors 50 of America's finest artists with individual fellowship awards of $50,000 each. Celebrated and innovative banjo player Tony Trischka has inspired many other progressive players and is one of the 2012 recipients. Trischka started playing the banjo in 1963 and played with numerous bands until the 1980s, when he began recording with his band, Skyline, and worked on the soundtrack for Driving Miss Daisy. His 2007 album, Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, featured appearances by Steve Martin, Earl Scruggs, and many other banjo luminaries, and received two International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards as well as a Grammy® nomination. Trischka also received an IBMA award for Banjo Player of the Year.

Claire Lynch Awarded USA Walker Fellowship, $50,000 Grant

Claire LynchBluegrass music artist and songwriter Claire Lynch is among 54 remarkable artists to receive one of 50 USA Fellowships (some collaborative) from United States Artists (USA). The national arts advocacy organization announced the award of the 2012 fellowships today, each of which comes with an unrestricted grant of $50,000. The 2012 USA Fellows represent the most innovative and influential artists in their fields. Reflecting the diversity of artistic practice in America, they include cutting-edge thinkers and traditional practitioners from the fields of architecture and design, crafts and traditional arts, dance, literature, media, music, theater arts, and visual arts.

The New York Banjo Summit Pickers to Tour in January

NY Banjo Summit TourMany of the world’s most influential five-string banjo players – all with ties to New York State - will re-unite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited five-concert tour of the East Coast from January 16-20. 2013. The New York Banjo Summit featuring Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Eric Weissberg, Richie Stearns and Noam Pikelny will bour the northeast this January.

Southern Folklife Collection Presents “The Banjo: Southern Roots, American Branches”

Banjo of Philip Gura CollectionChapel Hill, NC -- The Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library presents The Banjo: Southern Roots, American Branches on Saturday, August 25, 2012. The symposium begins at 10:00 AM with lectures and panel discussions throughout the day in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at the Wilson Special Collections Library on the university campus. A concert showcasing the instrument commences at 7:30 PM at Memorial Hall featuring Tony Trischka, Riley Baugus with Kirk Sutphin and Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. All events are free and open to the public.

The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya

Mountain Music ProjectThe Mountain Music Project is proud to announce the new release of both their documentary film and their groundbreaking collaborative CD. The CD entitled The Mountain Music Project: A Musical Odyssey from Appalachia to Himalaya is a collaboration of the Nepali/Himalayan traditional music of the Gandharba, or musician caste, and the Bluegrass/Old Time musics of the Appalachian mountain region of the United States. Cybergrass wrote about The Mountain Music Project last November.

Academy of Bluegrass Offers St. Patrics Day Sample Lesson for Banjo

St. Patrick's Day Danny Boy LessonAre you ready to get back to playing bluegrass this St. Patrick's Day? Video Exchange™ is the best way to learn music online. Choose from a full range of video lessons and get feedback from your teacher. For St. Patrick's Day, ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass is offering "Danny Boy" as a way to Awaken Your Inner Leprechaun.

Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull Headline Winter Village Bluegrass Festival

The Gibson BrothersThe 2nd Annual Winter Village Bluegrass Festival will be a weekend of concerts, workshops, and jamming for bluegrass musicians and music lovers looking for a comfortable and inspiring winter music experience. This year, Winter Village features concerts and workshops by three award winning bluegrass music bands, the Gibson Brothers, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, and Tony Trischka & Territory. The festival is hosted by La Tourelle Resort & Spa, a lovely country inn in Ithaca, NY with a special Saturday night concert at the Hangar Theatre.

Three Online Music Teachers Up For Grammy Nominations

School of BanjoThree musicians who also teach online have been nominated for Grammy awards, highlighting how an increasing number of high-profile artists are creating their own online music schools. Jazz drumming legend Billy Cobham, harmonica wizard Howard Levy, and banjoist Tony Trischka all have three things in common. They're all world class musicians, they've all worked on projects nominated for the 2012 Grammy Awards, and they each have their own online school where they teach thousands of aspiring musicians around the world.

Steve Martin Teaches Banjo Lessons Online

Steve MartinIt's not everyday that you have the opportunity to get banjo lessons from Renaissance man and award winning banjo player Steve Martin but one website has changed all that. The Tony Trischka School of Banjo has a series of online lessons from guest Steve Martin where he demonstrates and breaks down how to play 'Hide Behind A Rock', a track from his new album Rare Bird Alert. Students can even watch the videos in slow motion along with hundreds of other beginner, intermediate and advanced banjo lessons available on the site.

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