Episode 65: 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. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!  

Episode 64: Interview with the Kruger Brothers

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 […]

Thursday Media Wrap Up

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 […]

Episode 63: 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 62: 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 […]

Episode 61: 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 […]

MerleFest: Just a Few Weeks Away

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 […]

Episode 60: 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 […]

Episode 46: Interview with Annie of the Annie Moses Band

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!

Episode 45: Interview with The Slocan Ramblers

At MerleFest 2016 I talk with a young Canadian bluegrass band about all sorts of music things! They were super fun to talk to! Listen on to see why I Had To Ask!