GIVE ME (THE BANJO) DVD -- AND OTHER SCREENINGS
It's taken months of wrangling, cajoling and negotiating, but the major music clearance issues appear to be solved and we can proceed with distributing the DVD. For backers at the... Read more
The Big Broadcast
Almost exactly a year ago at this time I was putting the finishing touches on a video for the Kickstarter campaign for The Banjo Project, a program that I had... Read more
PBS Broadcast Premiere for "Give Me the Banjo" -- Friday Nov 4th
Check your PBS station for exact time, but in most markets it will be 9 PM (or 8 PM Central). This is the program that your support helped to make... Read more
Give Me the Banjo -- approaching completion
It's been too long since my last update, but the past 3 months have been an intense, relentless period of editing and refining to meet the PBS delivery deadline. As... Read more
Slow train a-comin' -- with rewards
If you've noticed that it's taken an inordinate amount of time to receive your rewards, well, you're right. It's been taking much longer to assemble, package and ship the multiple... Read more
So much for my reliable sources...
No big announcement in today's NY Times. Hopefully, we'll see it soon...
Meanwhile,as I wipe the egg off my face, our team is hard at work editing with the goal... Read more
Patience rewarded -- and some good news coming...
In the coming two weeks -- at last-- The Banjo Project rewards for backers will be going out. Thank you for your patience as we compile our mailing lists, duplicate... Read more
You did it -- and we thank you!
By now, you've probably seen the good news -- The Kickstarter campaign to finish The Banjo Project wrapped up this morning with over 500 backers and funding at 184% of... Read more
48 hour countdown
One of the best things about the Kickstarter campaign is the way that it builds a community of people who share their commitment to a project. I was reminded of... Read more
Five days left...
The buzz keeps building... bloggers around the world are discovering The Banjo Project. Yesterday, music blogger Dustin Ogdin's write-up on his EarTyme blog was the featured blog on the No... Read more
Boston Globe article on the unfinished Project
The Arts & Leisure section of today's Boston Globe features The Banjo Project as its cover story, written by James Reed, with several photos and comments from Tony Trischka and... Read more
Up next for The Banjo Project
With 13 days left in our campaign, we're hoping that we can finish with a flurry of activity to bring us up to 500 backers... Several backers have actually come... Read more
New Year's Toast from Harry Reser & the Clicquot Club Eskimos
...and The Banjo Project. Harrison Franklin Reser was born in 1896 and was frequently called "the banjo king" in the 1920s and 30s for his mastery on the tenor and... Read more
Happy Holidays from The Banjo Project
With your support, The Banjo Project can finally be realized in 2011. ("If you build it, they will strum...")
Warmest holiday wishes -- and thanks -- from Marc, Tony and... Read more
You are amazing!
On behalf of Tony Trischka and the Banjo Project team, I want to say how grateful -- and amazed -- I am by this outpouring of enthusiasm and support! After... Read more
Thank you and a favorite production still...
Hearty thanks to our 160+ backers for putting us over 70% of the way to our goal. Here's a still from our visit with the incredible Alison Brown, at the... Read more
We've broken into five figures...
Thanks to you and nearly 100 other backers, we've broken into five figures in our total pledges! We're still however, not quite halfway there, with 40 days remaining. Please remember... Read more
And for a real Goodtime (the Deering kind)...
All contributions $100 or more will be entered in a drawing for an original Goodtime Openback banjo, as well as the already listed gifts. This applies to the pledges already... Read more
New incentive for a $50 pledge
We've added a new incentive at the $50 level -- a custom-designed coffee/tea mug with Mark Twain's passionate invocation of the banjo: "When you want genuine music—music that will come... Read more