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Monroe Mandolin Camp 2018 Lineup Announced

Mike Compton's annual traditional music camp adds guitar, singing, and bass classes to its lineup. Registration opens January 1.

Elderly Instruments | Recent Arrivals, November 2017

A look at a Gold Tone Banjola Deluxe, a Zimnicki ukulele made from reclaimed wood from a building in Detroit, and a rare 1970s Fender Starcaster.

Evie Ladin: “Indian Ate a Woodchuck”

Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor rocks a great old-time dance tune.

Kathy McFarland Evans

Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans’ wife recently passed away after a difficult battle with leukemia. Join us in sending your thoughts and support to Bill and his family.

California Banjo Extravaganza 2017

Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, and Bob Carlin celebrate the artistry of the five-string banjo with six concerts and a mini-camp, November 8 - 12.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “I Get My Whiskey from Rockingham”

Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a traditional favorite with his trio at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco.

Shubb Capos | Still the Best

Founder Rick Shubb talks about his passion for working with and for musicians, and about the history of Shubb Capos.

Andy McKee | The Shubb Capo

Modern fingerstyle guitarist Andy McKee talks about using the Shubb Capo as a creative tool in composing and arranging tunes.

Oddities and Rarities from the Elderly Collection

A look at some of the unique instruments in Elderly’s extensive collection including a Gibson harp guitar, a fretless upright bass made from a bass drum, and more.

Bruce Molsky: "Peachbottom Creek"

Peghead Nation’s old-time fiddle teacher launches new banjo course: Wade Ward–Style Banjo.

Elderly | Martin OM-45GE Brazilian

Hiroya Tsukamoto plays “Another Great Day To Be Alive” on the Martin OM-45GE Golden Era Brazilian (2003) at Elderly Instruments.

Evie Ladin’s Open-Back Banjo

Peghead Nation Clawhammer Banjo instructor found her dream instrument by chance.

Soggy Bottom Boys: “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow”

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Mike Compton plays this iconic song with the original band that gave “O Brother, Where Art Thou” its authentic sound.

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Rosa Lee McFall”

Peghead Nation fiddle instructor plays a Charlie Monroe song with his old-time trio at the Father's Day Festival in Grass Valley, California.

Elderly | Deering Custom Sierra Banjo

Jens Kruger demonstrates a special Deering Custom Sierra Banjo, the company's 100,000th instrument.

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