Category Archives: News & Events

Check out the latest topics of interest

Sierra Hull, Mandolin Virtuoso, Takes Her Trio to the Lyric

Sierra Hull’s Trio Is A Hit Sierra Hull introduced her newest music project “Weighted Mind” February 11, 2016, at the newly renovated Lyric Theater in Downtown Stuart. She was joined onstage by Ethan Jodziewicz (double bass) and Justin Moses (banjo, … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, Mandolin | Tagged | 1 Comment

KT Tunstall & A Bahamas Cruise

KT Tunstall Concert & A Cruise To The Bahamas Talk about going to see a concert in style.   On the weekend of May 16-17, 2015, a very special woman in my life and I took a romantic two night cruise … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, News & Events, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Meeting The King of The Blues

The Night I Met the King of the Blues I remember it as though it was yesterday.  On April 2, 1992, an old friend and I attended the BB King concert at the now defunct Carefree Theatre, located in West … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, Guitar, News & Events | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Serious Music Students?

Raise Your Hand If You Are A Serious Music Student I regularly teach community education music classes through the Palm Beach County School system.  The classes at Palm Beach Gardens High School are primarily for beginning students, many who have … Continue reading

Posted in Classes & Workshops, Other, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Slowhand Still Up To Speed

The latest feature for Fretmentor’s Blog is to hear about the experience of other music lovers, students and performers .  Today,  I have invited a guest (Andy Baumann) to contribute his review of the Eric Clapton concert he attended recently.  … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, Guest Columns, Guitar | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Music Festival Jammin’

A new feature for Fretmentor’s Blog is to hear about the experience of other music lovers, students and performers .  Today,  I have invited a guest (Chick Veenstra) to contribute a story about his attendance at his first music festival.  … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, Guest Columns, Other | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Gift of Music

A new feature for Fretmentor’s Blog is to hear about the experience of other music lovers, students and performers .  Today,  I have invited a guest (Silvia White) to contribute a story on her recent experiences playing music for a … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Columns, News & Events, Other, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Keb Mo – A Night of Blues

Some recording artists know how to give you your money’s worth.  I think it cliche’ to say that the concert I just attended was the best I have ever seen.  After all, I have seen quite a few and you … Continue reading

Posted in Concerts & Festivals, Guitar, News & Events | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Day 1 – Fretmentor’s Workshop 2012

The first day of Fretmentor’s 3rd Annual Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar and Mandolin Workshop, featuring Alan Munde, Jim Hurst and Byron Berline, was a memorable one.  Approximately 50 attendees arrived from as far as England, New York, Georgia and various communities … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Classes & Workshops, Concerts & Festivals, Fiddle, Fretmentor News, Guitar, Mandolin, News & Events | Leave a comment

Fretmentor’s 3rd Annual Workshop – A Bucket List Item

Alan Munde, Byron Berline & Jim Hurst Fretmentor’s Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, & Mandolin Workshop Lake Worth,  Florida Almost everyone has a bucket list and I guess you can add my first meeting with Alan Munde, Byron Berline and Jim Hurst … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Fiddle, Fretmentor News, Guitar, Mandolin, News & Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Moment With Bela

Bela Fleck .. An Innovator on the Banjo I had the pleasure of seeing Bela Fleck and the Flecktones perform on October 13, 2011 at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Florida.  Joining Bela on stage were Victor Wooten on bass, … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, News & Events | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Music Festivals – While On The Road

Are You a Fan of Music Festivals? If so, I have something for you.  Keep reading to learn more. In Southeast Florida, each summer there is a popular waterfront music festival that attracts people from all over the country and … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Classes & Workshops, Concerts & Festivals, Fiddle, Fretmentor News, Guitar, Mandolin, News & Events, Recording & Technology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Alison Krauss & Union Station

August 20, 2011 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida If your talking about getting your money’s worth, the show I saw last night speaks volumes.  Alison Krauss and Union Station performed on August 20, 2011 at the Broward Center for the Performing … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, News & Events, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Fretmentor’s Second Annual Banjo & Guitar Workshop Featuring Jens & Uwe Kruger – March 26-27, 2011 in Lake Worth, Florida

Jens & Uwe Kruger … They’re Back for a Second Time. Two of the great performers, instructors and entertainers of the banjo and guitar will return for an encore.  On March 26-27th, 2011, Fretmentor will host the Second Annual Banjo … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Classes & Workshops, Concerts & Festivals, Fretmentor News, Guitar, News & Events | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Bluegrass Legends

JD Crowe and the New South Perform at the Lyric Theatre On Saturday, March 20, 2010, I had the pleasure of seeing JD Crowe, one of the greatest banjo players of all time, perform with his band JD Crowe and … Continue reading

Posted in Banjo, Concerts & Festivals, Mandolin | Tagged , , | 1 Comment