The next episode in the summer I Had to Ask series is a short interview with Todd Albright: a 12 string folk guitarist from Detroit Michigan, and who likes his steak cooked medium. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
To kick off our summer series of podcasts here is a interview with the Kruger Brothers from MerleFest 2017. I talked with Jens about composing his new composition, Roan Mountain Suite (the Brother’s new album). We also talked about their international fan base they gave lots of advice. Listen on to see why I Had […]
At MerleFest 2017, I have been able to sit in at the press conference for the Avett Brothers and Mandolin Orange. Here are the 4 important things to note from it… MerleFest has been very influential to these bands as they see MerleFest as many of us do, home. Even for people like Bob Crawford,of […]
I talked with Meredith and Chloe of Locust Honey about how MerleFest feels like family, and their passion for music. They feel as if they do not know if they could not play music. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask Locust Honey everything from having their music in movies to MerleFest!
Ken Tizzard’s life has been completley supported by music, but, he does it because he feels that it is the right thing to do. In preparation for MerleFest 2017 I Had to Ask Ken Tizzard about his career. And, he told me about his musical style focusing completley on relating with you, the audience member. Listen […]
Peter Rowan was at the very first MerleFests and has seen them change over the past years. He remembers sitting on the back of a flat bed truck and playing with Jerry Douglas and Doc Watson. And he remembers the day Doc Watson died thus spurring his song “Doc Watson Morning.” But, Peter Rowan also […]
MerleFest 2017 is coming up very quickly! There are so many things to look forward to this year, let’s start with the headliners… Headliners This Year The Zac Brown Band The Transatlantic Sessions hosted by Jerry Douglas and Aly Bain with special guests to include Sarah Jarsoz and James Taylor The Avett Brothers Bela Fleck […]
It is always especially nice to discover musicians like Jorma Kaukonen are as down to earth and as friendly as the next guy. I talked with Jorma about everything from Jefferson Airplane, to MerleFest 2017, to his Vietnamese Pho restaurant and music camp Fur (or Pho) Peace Ranch. We even cleared up a music festival […]
I talked with Deanie from Sister Sadie at IBMA 2016, we talked about women in bluegrass, the band’s IBMA Awards nominations and even her chickens. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
At IBMA 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to talk with many performers and bluegrass professionals on the Red Carpet before the Awards show. I asked one question of everyone, “What has been the best advice you have been given in your career?” People I talked with ranged from everyone from the founders of Rounder […]