Podcasts

19: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Chris Eldridge

Our podcast interview this week features Punch Brothers guitarist Chris Eldridge.  Chris was a founding member of The Infamous Stringdusters, and the Punch Brothers, was a member of the Live From Here band and also performs and records with Julian Lage.  Recently he became a professor at Oberlin College in the music department.  Today we talk with Chris about an amazing week that he spent with Tony Rice at Tony’s home 20 years ago while he was a student at Oberlin.  Chris will also update us on all of his current musical activities.

18: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Jim Nunally

Our podcast interview today features California flatpicker Jim Nunally.  Jim is well known for his work with a number of west coast bands including John Reischman and the Jaybirds and the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience.  Today we talk with Jim about his work with those bands and some of his experiences with Tony Rice.  You will also hear a cut from the Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band and the second cut from his duo album with Dix Bruce. 

17: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Tim Stafford

Our podcast interview today features guitar player, singer and songwriter Tim Stafford.  Tim is well known in bluegrass music for his work with Blue Highway and for his talent as a songwriter.  He is also the co-author of the Tony Rice biography Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story.  Today we will be talking with Tim about his relationship with Tony Rice and we will also discuss his newest solo CD, his upcoming release with Steve Gulley, and much more.  You will also hear a couple of cuts off of Tim’s newest solo album Tunes & Ballands.

16: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Carl Jackson

Our podcast interview today features multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer and all around great guy Carl Jackson.  We talk with Carl about his time spent playing on the road with Jim & Jesse, his touring with Glen Campbell, his songwriting, the new Carl Jackson documentary film, and his work on a number of Grammy-winning record projects.  You will also hear some cuts off of two of those projects.

15: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Mike Scott

Our podcast interview today features banjo player Mike Scott.  Today we will talk with Mike about his time spent playing on the road with Jim & Jesse, his work with Ronnie Reno, and playing with his own band.  We will also discuss some of Mike’s CDs and instructional material for banjo and you’ll get to hear a couple of cuts from Mike’s recordings.  We hope you enjoy the Mike Scott podcast.

14: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Mike Compton

This podcast episode features Monroe-style mandolin master Mike Compton.  Today we talk with Mike about his time spent in John Hartford’s band, his work on The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Volume 1, his involvement with the Monroe Mandolin Camp, his CD with Norman Blake titled Gallop to Georgia, his work with Joe Newberry, and more.  You’ll also get to hear cuts from the Gallop to Georgia CD and a live recording with Joe Newberry.

13: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Matt Combs

Our podcast interview today features fiddler Matt Combs.  Matt has performed with a long list of Nashville’s top bluegrass and country artists and was a protege of John Hartford.  We talk with Matt today about his work compiling the book John Hartford’s Mammoth Collection of Fiddle Tunes and his work producing the Grammy Nominated album The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project Volume 1.

12: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Stuart Duncan

Our podcast interview today features fiddle maestro Stuart Duncan.  A long time member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Stuart has also played on nearly 900 recordings in multiple genres working as a session musician.  Today I will talk with Stuart about his participation in the Sturgill Simpson Cuttin’ Grass projects, his early years playing bluegrass in California, his session work, the recent passing of Tony Rice, and much more.

11: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Scott Vestal

Our podcast interview today features bluegrass banjo master Scott Vestal.  Scott has a very long history in bluegrass having played with Larry Sparks, Southern Connection, Doyle Lawson, Live Wire, Continental Divide, John Cowan and Sam Bush.  We talk to Scott about his time in these bands, his engineering and production work, his winning the Steve Martin banjo prize, his stealth banjos, his work with Sturgill Simpson, and more.  You will also hear a tune from Scott’s most recent solo recording and something from his newest various artist project Bluegrass 2020.

10: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Sierra Hull

Our podcast interview today features Sierra Hull.  Sierra, a two-time IBMA mandolin player of the year award winner, is one of the most outstanding musicians and singers in bluegrass music today.  In this podcast we talk with Sierra about her involvement in Sturgill Simpson’s Cuttin’ Grass projects, her hosting of the IBMA virtual awards show, her newest album release 25 Trips, her work with husband Justin Moses on his new CD Fall Like Rain, and much more.  You will also hear a cut from Sierra’s 25 Trips album.  

9: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Tim O’Brien

This podcast features Tim O’Brien.  Tim’s skills as a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter will be familiar to anyone who has followed bluegrass music.  An original member of the band Hot Rize, Tim has also released many projects under his own name, led several configurations of his own band, partnered to record and tour with multiple well-known musicians, such as Darrell Scott, and he has written dozens of well-known songs that he and other bands have recorded.  

8: Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast with Roland White

Our podcast interview this week features Roland White.  Roland is a true legend in bluegrass music having played with such prominent bands in as the Kentucky Colonels, Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys, Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass, the Country Gazette, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, and now the Roland White Band.  Roland discusses time spent with those bands and we play you a few cuts from a couple of Roland’s most recent CDs.