Archive for the ‘News/Events’ Category
  • Another happy customer, the way we like em’
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted April 16th, 2012 at 10:12 am
    Here at Sullivan Banjo we take pride in the instruments we build and first and foremost the satisfaction of our customers.    This satisfaction comes from a quality product and great service from wonderful dealers like Janet Davis Music.  We just received this note from one such customer... Just to let you know how fabulous the banjo you made for my grandson Jacob Kennedy is.  I received it from Janet Davis Music couple weeks back.  It is wonderful in looks and sound.  It looks just lik...
  • Earl Scruggs
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted March 30th, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Bill Sullivan always credited his venturing down the banjo road to the final chapter in the Earl Scruggs and the Five String Banjo book.  He said it turned out he was much better at constructing the instrument than playing it, but the influence Mr. Scruggs had on Bill Sullivan and the rest of those that proudly choose to play the banjo proved to be immeasurable.  Like the rest of the music community we were deeply saddened to hear of his passing.  We want to send our condolences to the en...
  • Sullivan Banjo – Here we Grow Again!!
    by Jeff Sullivan
    Posted December 5th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Thanks to the overwhelming support and success of our Banjos, Sullivan Banjo Co. is expanding the manufacturing facilities to accommodate the demand. We are in the process of adding another 3000 square feet of shop space to our existing layout. In addition we are adding a state of the art spray booth and bringing online more CNC technology. Here at Sullivan Banjo we have over 40 years of  banjo building experience and as we move into the new year we are continuing to use and adopt cutting ...
  • Congratulations Balsam Range! IBMA Song of the Year “Trains I Missed”
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted October 5th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
    This past weekend, the IBMA awards and showcase took over Nashville, TN. Artists and groups from all over the world traveled to The Historic Ryman Auditorium to join in a celebration of the best that bluegrass has to offer. This year, Mountain Home Recording Artists, Balsam Range was chosen as the winner of 2011 Song Of The Year! We here at Sullivan Banjos would like to offer our congratulations to Balsam Range on receiving this coveted award. "We're extremely honored to be acknowledge...
  • Eric Schlange to visit Sullivan Banjo in October
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted August 26th, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    We're going to have meet and great, pick n' socialize at Sullivan Banjos.  Eric will be in town helping out with Sullivan Banjo's website and he'd like to say howdy face to face with some of the BHO members.  Come on out for the fun, pick a banjo or two and say hi to Eric Schlange. Join other BHO members for a real-world gathering at the Sullivan Banjos/FQMS showroom in Louisville, Kentucky! Eric Schlange, owner of the Banjo Hangout, is collaborating with the folks at Sullivan Banjos to ...
  • Jack Hicks to join Jerry Butler and the Blu-J’s on cruise
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 26th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    Had the opportunity to catch up with Sullivan Banjo sponsored artist Jack Hicks and see what's going on with him.  Jack said he continues to work with Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain this winter.  They've been working shows in Eastern Ky and the surrounding area.  They'll soon be taping some new episodes of America's Bluegrass an all Bluegrass Gospel television show at the Paramount Theater in Ashland Ky.  If you live in the area be sure to try and catch a taping of the show.  From February...
  • delivers the first V35 Lefty
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted January 13th, 2011 at 11:47 am
      Pictured left to right is new Sullivan Banjo owner Paul Wigley from Morgan, Ga. and Mark Bramlett of   Mark delivered the very first left handed Vintage 35 Sullivan Banjo in mahogany.   According to Mark his customer had searched long and hard for that perfect banjo before he decided to place an order.   Paul said " it was the sound and the looks that impressed him so much and it was worth every minute of the wait".   Paul we'd like to welcome you to the Sullivan Banj...
  • Sullivan Banjo’s featured on Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made”
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted November 12th, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    Back in the fall of 2007 the folks from the Discovery Channel's "How it's Made" series stopped in and spent a few days filming the production of a Sullivan Banjo from start to finish.   We think they did a fantastic job, and through the magic of editing (and a little fast motion) you get to see what would generally take four to five weeks in the course of 5 minutes.  We still  get comments about it when folks call in to place orders.  Thought we'd repost it in the event that someone wasn'...
  • “Pick Inn” Bluegrass Anonymous Sponsors Bluegrass Show / Jam
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted November 11th, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Sullivan Banjo is a proud supporter of "Pick Inn" Bluegrass Anonymous along with the Holiday Inn located at Hurstbourne and I-64 will be hosting a Bluegrass Show and Jam on November 28th beginning at 4pm.   Cover charge for the show will be either a small donation or a new toy.  Proceeds to benefit The Center for Women and Families, The Home of the Innocents and the Salvation Army.   Performances and times are as follows... 4pm: James White and Deer Creek, featuring Kyle Ramey 5pm:...
  • Upcoming Della Mae Engagements… for Sullivan Artist Grace Van’t Hof
    by Murrell Thixton
    Posted November 9th, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    Della Mae fans in the Boston area take note.  The girls will have two performances in the next three weeks in your area and you can catch them at the following locations.   Next week they will be at the Cantab Lounge in Central Square, on the 22nd of November they'll be at the famous Club Passim at Cambridge Square.  (The same club that hosted the likes of Bob Dylan and Joan Baez).   For more info on the band and their EP you can check their website.   Grace is an endorsing artis...
Page 1 of 3123