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FreshGrass Festival Kicks Off with a Great Duo

Michael Daves & Tony TrischkaKicking off the FreshGrass festivities on Friday, September 19, will be an extra-special collaboration between two all-time favorite bluegrass artists, flatpicker Michael Daves and banjoist Tony Trischka. It will be the first time at the festival for both of them, and this pairing sets the stage for the first annual FreshGrass Duo Award the following morning. Daves and Trischka are both renowned teachers and formidable players. We are eager to hear their spin on the classic duo form.

Woody Guthrie Prize Recipient Pete Seeger to be Honored by Banjoist Tony Trischka

Pete SeegerOn February 22 at Symphony Space in New York City, Pete Seeger will become the first recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award given annually to an artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life’s work of Woody Guthrie, and serves as a positive force for social change in America. Seeger was awarded the prize before his passing on January 27.

Tony Trischka on Pete Seeger

Pete SeegerAward winning banjo artist, instructor and historian Tony Trischka shared his tribute on Pete Seeger. We've been granted permission to carry that tribute here on Cybergrass. Tony writes...

I grew up with Pete’s banjo ringing in my ears. My parents were on the left side of things in the fifties and we listened to Weavers albums, Pete’s children’s records on Folkways, and Talking Union by the Almanac Singers.

Banjo Legend Tony Trischka - 'Great Big World' out Feb 4

Tony Trischka Great Big WorldOn February 3, Tony Trischka, widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, will perform at Joe's Pub in NYC in support of his 17th solo album, Great Big World (February 4 / Rounder Records). His band will feature Michael Daves (guitar/vocals), Mike Barnett (fiddle), Jared Engel (bass) with guests Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Andy Statman (mandolin), Maeve Gilchrist (harp/vocals) and more.

Tony Trischka To Release "Great Big World" February 4

Tony Trischka Great Big WorldTony Trischka, widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, will release his 17th solo album, Great Big World, on February 4, 2014 (Rounder). Trischka's instrumental expertise and boundless imagination are as sharp as ever on Great Big World. One of the most ambitious and accomplished of the artist's career, the 13-track set is a deeply compelling showcase for his expansive instrumental talents, far-ranging musical interests and distinctive songwriting skills, as well as his sterling taste in collaborators.

ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass Banjo Calendar Giveaway

2014 Banjo CalendarArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass has announced that five lucky winners will be welected to win a First Edition 2014 Banjo Calendar, which was created by one of Tony Trischka's banjo students, Rob Lardie. The Academy of Bluegrass is excited to promote this project since 2014 is the first year of Rob's official Banjo Calendar.

2nd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza Nov 14-17

Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor, Bill EvansBluegrass music banjo artist/instructor/composer Bill Evans wants to let you know about a series of four northern California concerts and an afternoon of workshops featuring banjo legends Tony Trischka, Sammy Shelor, Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally along with Bill that is happening November 14-17 in northern California.

Tony Trischka, Jesse McReynolds, Tim Stafford at WAMFEST

Tim StaffordMadison, NJ -- WAMFEST 2013, a Words and Music Festival hits the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University October 28 through October 30th. Monday October 28th is a bluegrass celebration featuring Tony Trischka, Tim Stafford and Jesse McReynolds held at the Wilson Auditorium in Hackensack. October 29-30 the event will also feature Roseanne Cash and Loudon Wainwright III on the college’s Madison campus. The entire festival is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to register at http://fduwamfest2013.eventbrite.com/ Information is also available on the WAMFEST facebook page.

Tony Trischka Makes Banjo Education History!

Tony Trischka Banjo SchoolNapa, CA -- ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, announced today the release of even more exclusive content for the Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka. Trischka’s importance as a banjo player is widely acknowledged. As a teacher, he can claim players like Bela Fleck as star students. As a historian, Trischka has contributed as musical director for PBS’ “Give Me The Banjo.” In the four years since its launch, The Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka has evolved into an important banjo resource that reflects all facets of Trischka’s significant contributions to the banjo community.

ArtistWorks Bluegrass Instructors Receive 2013 IBMA Award Nominations

Academy of BluegrassNapa, CA -- Leading social e-learning platform provider, ArtistWorks today announced that three instructors in their Online Academy of Bluegrass are nominated for International Bluegrass Music Awards. Banjo legend and online instructor Tony Trischka has been nominated for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for his contribution to the song "Foggy Mountain Rock" of the album Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs. Online Bass School instructor Missy Raines is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Bass and Online Flatpick Guitar instructor Bryan Sutton is nominated for Instrumental Performer of the Year for Guitar.

New York Banjo Summit Returns for October 2013 Tour

New York Banjo Summit 2013Many of the world’s most influential bluegrass banjo players – all with ties to New York - will reunite to perform a “Banjo Summit” in a limited concert tour of the East Coast in October 2013. The tour, coordinated by “The Egg” Performing Arts Center in Albany, NY, follows the success of its Fall 2012 and Winter 2013 runs to play 11 shows from October 2 through 13.

ArtistWorks, Banjo Hangout Present Free Online Workshop “Tony Trischka Live”

Tony Trischka LiveNapa, CA – ArtistWorks, the leading interactive lifestyle social learning platform, and Banjo Hangout present a free online workshop featuring world-renowned banjo master Tony Trischka. Tony Trischka plays live, teaches, and answers questions for banjo lovers in this hour long live workshop. The workshop takes place online June 25th at 6PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Free Online Workshop by Tony Trischka and Mike Marshall

Banjo Meets MandolinThere are two free online music workshops happening next week. The first is "Banjo Meets Mandolin" with Tony Trischka and Mike Marshall on Tuesday at 6 PM PDT. It will feature Tony and Mike playing, teching and talking about their careers and how the two instruments fit together in the bluegrass context and beyond. This will be especially interesting for bluegrass musicians.

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.

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