|Man About a Horse||05/21/2017||Three members of PHiladelphia's most
exciting band to hit the American Roots music scene, Man About a
Horse, call Steve to talk about their self-released, self-titled
first full length album that debuted at #11 on the chart the first week.
Listen in as they tell Steve about the members of the band, their musical
style and the inspirations behind the songs on the album.
|Martin, Steve||5/04/2013||The planets align in their orbits as Steve Martin interviews STEVE MARTIN, recording artist. STEVE talks about his new album, 'Love Has Come for You', a collaboration with Edie Brickell and Peter Asher, his passion for the banjo as an emotive instrument, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.
from IBMA where he received a
Steve Martin joins Steve Martin to discuss his
newest album with Edie Brickell, 'So
Familiar' and the musical 'Bright Star'
|Martin, Steve||04/30/2016||Join Steve as he chats with Steve
Martin about the success of the musical, Bright Star,
it's numerous award nominations, it's cast and the new Ghostlight Records
Bright Star Cast Album released April 29th in digital
format and in stores on May 27th.
|McAvinue, Patrick||01/16/2016||Patrick McAvinue,
fiddler with Charm City Junction and recipient of the 2015 IBMA
Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, talks with Steve about this
exciting new band and their debut album titled, 'Charm City
|McEuen, John||07/13/2013||John McEuen, founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, talks about his historic 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' album, Scruggs, Monroe, Martin, Travis and others who played on it, his Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and his autobiography. An interview loaded with funny stories and comments.
|McEuen, John||01/17/2015||John McEuen, the String
Wizard, contacts Steve from a plane high above Colorado to suggest they chat
about things again. John talks about the history of the Dillards, their move
to L.A. (Hollywood) and the resulting impact from their TV work on bluegrass
music, the creation of 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' album and the forming
of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. John also talks about traveling the world,
his very busy schedule and his love of music and performing.
|McEuen, John||08/07/2016||Part 1 of a 3 part
interview. John McEuen, the String Wizard, returns to Unreal Bluegrass to
talk about his new album,'Made in Brooklyn', to be released
in September 2016. John contrasts the techniques used to create the album
versus the famous 'Circle' album and the 6 original
tracks plus a revisit of 9 classics by the long list of guest artists.
|McEuen, John||08/14/2016||Part 2 of a 3 part
interview. John talks about his 'friends in music' (David Bromberg, Matt
Cartsonis, Jay Unger, John Cowan, Steve Martin, John Carter Cash, David
Amram, Martha Redbone, Andy Goessling, Skip Ward, and Kevin Twigg) who lent
their unique talents to create this one-of-a-kind "test of time" recording,
Made in Brooklyn.
|McEuen, John||08/21/2016||Part 3 of a 3 part
interview. John continues his discussion with Steve about the album, the
extra efforts of Steve Martin and his banjo style, the fun in the studio
making the album and some of the unique cuts that were recorded. An
enjoyable wrap to this whole discussion.
|McReynolds, Jesse||10/05/2013||Jesse McReynolds of 'Jim and Jesse' fame gives a history lesson with stories from the 40s and 50s before Bluegrass was a genre separate from Country. He talks about its emergence, the early days of performing, how they got to join the Grand Ole Opry 50yrs ago, then fasts forward to talk about his 'Grateful Dead' tribute album and his current online show called 'StageIt'.
|Melton, Buddy||06/20/2015||Buddy Melton,
2014 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year and fiddle player with the
award winning band, Balsam Range, talks to Steve about his
accomplishments inspite of personal tragedy, the members of the band, their
latest album, 'FIVE', and playing at Grey Fox
|Molsky, Bruce||02/06/2016||Bruce Molsky, fiddler,
guitarist, and banjo player talks to Steve about his new album,
'1865', which is a collaboration with the Anonymous 4 featuring
songs from the Civil War period, both North and South, the mood and
sentiment of that dark period of our history. Bruce also talks about his
role as professor at Berklee and the impact of students on today's bluegrass
|Moore, Russell||01/11/2014||Russell Moore, five-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, talks with Steve about what influenced his vocal style, the successes of his band, IIIrd Tyme Out, their latest release, "Timeless Hits from the Past Bluegrassed" and the recent changes in band members.
|Moore, Sam||8/2/2014||Sam Moore, The Soul Man,
joins Steve to talk about all the genres he has recorded in and his latest
single titled 'Jesus and Jones' on which he renders a
soulful message that we are all human and worthy of forgiveness. His
comments about singing in the key of 'D' are funny indeed.
from Mountain Faith
Steve talks with Summer McMahan about the band , Mountain Faith,
their appearances on America's Got Talent, and their latest albums and
releases. Delightful interview.
|Muldaur, Maria||02/22/2014||Maria Muldaur, multi-genre vocalist who excels in interpreting jazz, blues, gospel, Americana and bluegrass music talks to Steve about what she calls 'American Roots Music', the inspirations that she finds from the various genres, how she has followed and explored the entire spectrum of music from the 40s thru the 80s and beyond to todays music that she says is 'of the people, by the people, and for the people'. Her comments here include remarks about making music with the greats in all the genres of music, her love of bluegrass and her current concert tour.
Joe talks about playing banjo with this IBMA award winning band Radio Ramblers, how he developed his exceptional background licks by listening to Sonny Osborne and J.D.Crowe and other bands of the past and the importance of supporting the vocalist(s).
|Munde, Alan||03/23/2013||Alan talks about his early career days, how he got started playing the banjo at age 14, his 'Banjo Sandwich' and 'Poor Richard's Almanac' albums, days with Jimmy Martin, the Ridge Runner recordings, playing with Country Gazette, the Stelling banjo, and his unique style of playing.
|Munde, Alan||11/01/2014||Alan talks talks to Steve about the honor of
presenting Bill Keith with the IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award, Bill's
contribution to his personal career and to all musicians, and Bill's
accomplishments in mentoring, creating tablature, mechanical engineering,
etc. He then talks about his new album, 'Bright Munde',
a collaboration with Billy Bright combining banjo and mandolin, the
influences of the Dillards on their music and the cuts on the
album, and the tab now available for the songs on the album.
DAVID MURPH, mandolin player/vocalist with the Gospel Plowboys,
calls in to talk to Steve about their chart topping album, Welcome
Home, and the members of the group.
As anticipated this album delivers tight harmonies and strong instrumentals
carefully woven into the framework of worship that is prominent throughout.
|Myles, David||12/27/2014||Canadian Singer/Songwriter David Myles calls Steve
from his home in Halifax, Nova Scotia to discuss his career, the artists
that have inspired his multi-genre music and song writing, and how Roger
Miller inspired his seasonal favorite 'Santa Never Brings Me a
is now an animated video. Listen in as he
and Steve have fun.
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