Episode 49: Interview with Sirius XM’s 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!

Episode 48: Interview with Laurie Lewis at IBMA 2016

At the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) World of Bluegrass I talked with singer songwriter, guitarist and fiddle player Laurie Lewis.  We talked about the Berkeley Folk festival and her introduction to the Greenbrier Boys, Doc Watson, and Jean Ritchie. We also talked about Laurie’s trip on the John Muir Trail and how Laurie stays […]

IBMA Post #3

It’s been a good day  here at IBMA. I talked with Laurie Lewis of Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands. Here is a little recap of the interview. Inspired by Doc Watson at the Berkeley Folk Festival when she was 14 years old proves that bluegrass is a nationwide phenomenon and has been for some […]

IBMA Post #2

I had a great start to IBMA, attending the keynote speech and reception I saw some friends from the past years including James Reams of James Reams and the Barnstormers, Jacob Sharp oof Mipso, Carolyn and Daniel Routh of Nu-Blu, and Andrea Asperelli from Cricket Tell the Weather. I also have set up an interview […]

IBMA 2016 Post #1

Hello everyone in the bluegrass world! Today marks the beginning  of a very special bluegrass event to me! this event, the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass (IBMA WOB)! I have lots of exciting things in store for you. I am happy to announce I will be at the IBMA Awards Show Red Carpet […]

Episode 47: Interview with Andrea from Cricket Tell the Weather

Did you know you can tell the weather by the number of chirps a crickets does in a minute. Well, I got to talk with Andrea from Cricket Tell the Weather. We talked about everything from the new Cricket Tell the Weather album “Tell the Story Right” to her change both geographically and musically in […]

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!

Adam Hamilton Interviews Archived

The first interview segment with Adam Hamilton will continue to find its home on www.ihadtoask.com but, other 7 segments have been archived. Please continue to enjoy the first segment! If you would like to listen to the entire interview please send us an email at ihadtoask@hotmail.com with “Archived Interview Request” as the subject and then […]

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!

Episode 44: Interview with James Nash

I talk with Mr. James Nash about being in the Waybacks, the Hillside Album Hour and playing with Bob Weir. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!