In Memory of Leon Russell…

Today I was very sad to find out that Leon Russell has passed away at the age of 74.

I am happy however that I will always be able to say that my first press conference was with Leon Russell. I was only in 5th grade when I met him and he treated me with as much respect as every other journalist in the room. Here’s the interview.

Thank you for your kindness and the experience, rest in peace Mr. Russell!

Episode 54: Interview with Richard Thompson

I talked with guitarist Richard Thompson about everything from “Vincent Black Lightning 1952” to being one of the best guitarists to playing 1,000 years of music in a show. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!

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Episode 53: Interview with Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg

I talked with a Jewish bluegrass band at IBMA called Nefesh Mountain. They we so much fun to talk with and learn about bluegrass music in Hebrew. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!nefesh

Episode 50: Interview with Joe Mullins

I talked about everything from radio to music to food with Joe Mullins, listen on to see why I Had to Ask!

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Episode 49: Interview with Blake Williams

I talk with banjo player Blake Williams. He has preformed on the Grand Ole Opry, He has also preformed with Lester Flatt and Bill Monroe. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.blake-williams

Episode 47: Interview with Michael Cleveland

Michael Cleveland just released his album Fiddler’s Dream and I got to talk to him at the IBMA WOB! We talked about everything including his recently viral video with 6.5 million views.
Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!

Episode 46: Interview with Kyle Cantrell

I talked with Kyle Cantrell the program director for Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction (Channel 62). We talked about his time at WSM (Grand Ole Opry), his first bluegrass interview with Bill Monroe, and American History.

Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
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