This week we talk with Gary Reid. In addition to writing the “Notes & Queries” column in the magazine, Gary is one of the leading experts on the Stanley Brothers and their music. We talk to Gary about his history with the Stanley Brothers music and his one-man play A Life of Sorrow—The Life and Times of Carter Stanley.
This week’s podcast features George Shuffler’s youngest brother, Ron Shuffler. Ron, a master bass player himself, will be talking about George’s guitar and bass playing and telling stories about the days when George performed and recorded with the Stanley Brothers.
This week’s podcast features bluegrass guitar master Kenny Smith. We talk to Kenny about the Kenny and Amanda Smith band and his online guitar lessons website. You’ll also get a chance to hear two of Kenny and Amanda’s latest singles.
This week we feature west coast band leader, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Laurie Lewis. We talk with Laurie about women in bluegrass, west coast bluegrass, her many career highlights in bluegrass music and her new album titled “and Laurie Lewis.”
This week’s podcast features Valerie Smith of Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike. We talk with Valerie about getting started in bluegrass music, her work with Bell Buckle Records and Bell Buckle Radio and her newest CD titled Renaissance.
This week’s podcast features bass player and singer Vickie Vaughn. Our November 2021 issue features an article about Jeremy Stephens of the band High Fidelity and Vickie is a member of that band. Additionally, Vickie is also a member of the band Della Mae. We will talk with Vickie about her work with both of those bands and other musical happenings in her life.
This week’s podcast features Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky. Although Doug is well know for his Western style music these days, he has a long history in bluegrass when he was known as Douglas B. Green and was one of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. Additionally, he is a noted bluegrass music historian and wrote many articles for Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine back in our early days. During this podcast, we will first focus on Doug’s bluegrass past and then talk a bit about his work with Riders in the Sky and the Time Jumpers.
This week’s podcast interview features Washington, DC area bluegrass legend Cliff Waldron. Cliff was recently honored with the IBMA’s distinguished achievement award. We talk with Cliff about the award, his early days in bluegrass, his years playing with Bill Emerson, his work with Cliff Waldron and the New Shades of Grass and much more.
This week’s podcast features five-time banjo player of the year, and a long-time member of the Grascals, Kristin Scott Benson. We will talk about her family’s long history in music, her career in bluegrass, her online banjo lessons, the Grascals newest CD, a new project she has been working on with her husband Wayne Benson, and her new book project with Bill Evans.
This week we feature bluegrass legend Ronnie Reno and talk with him about his life in bluegrass music with his father Don Reno, the Osborne Brothers, Merle Haggard and more. We will also discuss his exciting new online project bluegrass music TV.
This week’s podcast features two-time IBMA “Mandolin Player of the Year” winner Alan Bibey. Today we talk to Alan about his long and distinguished carrier in bluegrass music, his band’s newest record Hitchhiking to California, his annual music camp, and how he approaches teaching students how to play the mandolin.
This week’s podcast features Tristan Scroggins. We talk with Tristan about his IBMA award nominations, his ten years performing with his father’s band, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, his work cataloging John Hartford’s enormous 3X5 card collection and his online mandolin lessons.