I talked with the frontwoman the Barefoot Movement about MerleFest, the Hillside Album Hours, and touring. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
Side Note: The Hillside Album Hour is a tradition to MerleFest in which an album is redone in a bluegrass/Americana style. The album is kept a secret from the festavarians. Noah sang at the 2016 Hillside Album Hour. She mentions that she had been listening to alot of the Eagles. The 2016 album was The Eagles Greatest Hits.
Ken Tizzard’s life has been completely 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 completely on relating to you, the audience member. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
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.
I talked with the touring guitarist for Al Stewart, Dave Nachmanoff, we talked about his new concept album, Spinoza’s Dream. We also talked about touring with Al, and playing with Libba Cotten, the inventor of “Cotten picking” guitar style. Not only is Dave a musician but he has a doctorate in philosophy so we even touched on living the virtuous life. Listen on to see why I Had to Ask!
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!