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.
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 healthy on the road. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask.
I talked baseball and I talked music with the King of Telluride, Mr. Sam Bush. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
I talked with the band Tellico about there music, MerleFest, and the documentary they’re working on. Listen to see why I Had to Ask!
Doc Watson? Richie Havens? George Jones? These are somethings I Had To Ask Sam Bush at MerleFest 2013.
Guitars? Doc Watson? Musical Greats? These are somethings I Had To Ask Warren Haynes at MerleFest 2013.
This was the first press conference I ever did,in it I represented my school radio show (Kool Kidz and a Radio Show) and I Had To Ask. I was able to talk to Leon Russell a man who has played all sorts of music (predominantly rock-and-roll) with some of the musical greats such as Ringo Starr, Doris Day, Elton John,Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, The Band, Bob Dylan, B.B. King,and The Rolling Stones. This press conference as Leon Russell would say, “was great fun” and you can see why I Had to Ask.