This week’s Podcast features banjo legend Alan Munde. Alan has a long history in bluegrass music starting back in the 1960s with Poor Richard’s Almanac and then Jimmy Martin. He spent a short time with the Flying Burrito Brothers, toured in Europe with the New Kentucky Colonels, and, starting in 1972, was long-time member of the Country Gazette. In 1986 Alan joined the faculty of South Plains College and taught bluegrass music there for over twenty-years. He currently teaches at various music camps and workshops and performs with the Alan Munde Gazette. In this podcast we focus on Alan’s early experiences with bluegrass music, his time with Jimmy Martin, and discuss his thoughts about some of the early bluegrass bands. You will also hear Alan play is wonderful arrangement of “Durang’s Hornpipe.”
This podcast features an interview with Stephen Mougin, guitar player with the Sam Bush Band and owner of Dark Shadow Recording. Stephen talks about his work with the Sam Bush Band and his duo with Ned Luberecki, Nedski and Mojo. He also discusses his engineering and production work with artists on his record label, his True Fire guitar lessons, his harmony singing instructional CDs, and his band coaching work. You will also hear two cuts off of Stephen newest solo recording Ordinary Soul.
This podcast features Dan Cary. Dan is a legend in bluegrass music known for being one of the early lead guitar players in bluegrass. He has played with a variety of bands over the years including the Bluegrass Alliance, Berline, Crary and Hickman, and California. He now performs with Crary, Evans and Barnick. In this podcast Dan talks about his experiences with bluegrass in the 1960s, his time with the Bluegrass Alliance, and his work with his current band. You will also hear two cuts from Crary, Evans, and Barnick’s newest CD.
Our podcast interview today features Nate Lee. Nate is a graduate of South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, where he studied with Alan Munde and Joe Carr. While still in college he performed with The Hard Road Trio and the Alan Munde Gazette. Since moving to Nashville in 2006, Nate has performed with the Jim Hurst Trio and is currently with The Becky Buller Band. In 2015 Nate was the winner of the IBMA’s Momentum Award in the Instrumentalist of the Year category. We are going to talk with Nate about his time at South Plains College, his involvement with the aforementioned bands, and his instructional material. Additionally, you will hear a couple of cuts off of Nate’s solo CD, “Wings of Jetliner,” which was released earlier this year (2020).
This episode of the Bluegrass Unlimited podcast features banjo player Ned Luberecki. Ned, who was the 2018 IBMA banjo player of the year, has a long history in bluegrass music having played banjo with the Rarley Herd, Larry Cordell and Lonesome Standard Time, Gary Ferguson Band, Radio Flyer, Paul Adkins and the Boderline Band, and Chris Jones and the Night Drivers. Ned is currently the banjo player for the Becky Buller Band. Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Editor Dan Miller talks with Ned about his role in Becky’s band as well as his Sirius XM radio shows, his collaborations with Stephen Mougin, his solo recording, Take Five, and his banjo lessons and instructional material. We hope you enjoy the Ned Luberecki podcast.
This episode of the Bluegrass Unlimited podcast features Dan Boner. Dan is the director of the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Program. When Dan is not busy with his college duties he is also a touring member of the Becky Buller Band. BU editor Dan Miller talks to Dan Boner about the ETSU program, the Becky Buller Band, and his additional side job of repairing vintage amplifiers. You will also hear a couple of cuts off of Dan’s latest solo CD “West of West Virginia.” Please enjoy the Dan Boner Podcast.