Podcasts

83: Jimmy Martin Interview Part 2

This week we provide you with the second part of an interview that Dan Miller conducted with Jimmy Martin at his home in 2003.   In this segment of the interview, Jimmy will get out his guitar and demonstrate some of his rhythm guitar technique and singing.  He and Mary Ann Garrison will also talk about the documentary film that was released about Jimmy’s life in music back in 2003. 

82: Jimmy Martin Interview Part 1

This week Dan Miller digs into his interview archives and present the first part of an interview conducted with Jimmy Martin at his home in 2003.  Jimmy will talk about his early life in bluegrass, his time spent with Bill Monroe and some of his own early bands.  Plus, Jimmy will give some of his opinions about early bluegrass music and the bluegrass of the day.  We hope you enjoy part one of the Jimmy Martin interview.

79: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Darren Beachley

This week we feature multi-instrumentalist Darren Beachley, who was a member of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for four or five years starting in about 2005.  He has also played with many other great bluegrass bands over the years, including Legends of the Potomac.  We talk with Darren about his career in bluegrass, his time with Doyle and his latest bluegrass album on Turnberry Records.

78: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Lou Reid

This week we feature multi-instrumentalist Lou Reid.  Our April 2022 issue features Doyle Lawson on the cover and Lou was a member of Doyle’s original Quicksilver.  We talk with Lou about his early days in bluegrass and continue the conversation through his time with Doyle Lawson, his own band Carolina, and all the way to his present gig as a member of the Seldom Scene.

77: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Terry Baucom

This week we feature the Duke of Drive, banjo master Terry Baucom.  Our April 2022 issue features Doyle Lawson on the cover and, starting in 1979, Terry was a member of Doyle Lawson’s original Quicksilver.  Since that time has performed with a number of top-tier bluegrass bands and now fronts his own band Terry Baucom and his Dukes of Drive.   We talk with Terry about his work with Doyle Lawson and the many other bands his has performed with over the years.

76: Roland White Interview – 1982

The legendary bluegrass mandolin and guitar player Roland White passed away late last week (April 1st, 2022).  After Roland’s passing, a radio host from Kansas, Orin Friesen, generously sent us a recording of an interview that he conducted with Roland White in September of 1982 when Roland was a member of Country Gazette.  We thank Orin for sharing this wonderful archival interview.

75: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Bob Black

Saddly, last week the bluegrass world lost one its true legends—Roland White.  Recently bluegrass banjo player, and former Blue Grass Boy, Bob Black wrote a book about Roland White’s life, which will soon be released by the University of Illinois Press.  In this podcast we will talk with Bob about his career in bluegrass and then we will discuss his writing of the Roland White biographical book.  

73: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Ron Stewart

This week we feature the extremely talented multi-instrumentalist Ron Stewart.  Our March 2022 issue features J.D. Crowe on the cover and Ron spent a number of years performing with J.D. Crowe and the New South.  We talk with Ron about how he got his start in bluegrass, his days working with J.D. Crowe, his work with Tony Rice, and his current job as a member of the Seldom Scene.

72: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Richard Bennett

This week we talk with guitarist Richard Bennett.  Our March 2022 issue features J.D. Crowe on the cover and Richard spent a number of years performing with J.D.  We talk with Richard about his early career, his days with J.D., his friendship with Tony Rice and work with Tony’s brother Wyatt, and Richard will also tell us about what he has been doing musically in recent years.