Category Archives: MerleFest

Episode 65: Interview with Jack Lawerence

Jack Lawerence has been playing at MerleFest since it’s inception. I had the chance to sit down with him after a set and talk about the music, memories, and moments at MerelFest.

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Episode 62: Interview with Todd Albright

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.

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Episode 61: Interview with the Kruger Brothers

To kick off our summer series of podcasts here is an 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.

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Episode 60: Interview with Locust Honey

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!

Episode 59: Interview with Ken Tizzard

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 on to see why I Had to Ask!

Episode 58: Interview with Peter Rowan

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 remembers the good times with the Watson’s before Doc and Merle’s deaths. As I talked with Peter Rowan about MerleFest and how the Watson family was influential on his search to find a “musical leviathan.” Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.

Episode 57: Interview with Jorma Kaukonen

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 misconception. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.

Episode 43: Interview with Annie Dupre

I talked with Annie of the Annie Moses Band a genre defying four piece bluegrass quartet with a funky rhythm section. We talk all music. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!