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.

Martin, Steve 11/07/2015 Back from IBMA where he received a 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award, 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.
Martin, Steve 10/08/2017 Join Steve as he chats with Steve Martin backstage during the 2017 IBMA Convention about Steve and the Steep Canyon Rangers including comments about the band, their latest album just released titled The Long Awaited Album from Rounder Records and a discussion regarding the tracks on the album.

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 Junction'.

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.

McMahan, Summer
 from Mountain Faith
09/19/2015 Listen as 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.



McMahan, Summer
 from Mountain Faith
09/10/2017 Listen as Steve talks with Summer McMahan about the band , Mountain Faith, their incredible journey since appearances on America's Got Talent, and their latest album, Small Town Life.



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

Merenda, Mike & Ruthy 08/27/2017 Part1 of a 2 part interview...Mike is a songwriting guitar-slinger with a knack for clawhammer banjo and Ruthy Ungar Merenda, daughter of Jay Ungar, is a fiddler, guitar and uke player. Both have a knack for vocals and harmony. Recorded campside at the 2017 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Steve talks to both of them about their careers and their band, the Mammals, and the music they perform.

Merenda, Mike & Ruthy 09/03/2017 Part2 of a 2 part interview recorded campside at the 2017 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Steve talks to both of them about Ashokan Farewell, written by Ruthy's Father, The Ashokan Center, The Hoot Festivals that they founded and produce each year and more from this exciting husband and wife team.

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 music.

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.

McMahan, Summer
 from Mountain Faith
09/19/2015 Listen as 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.



Mullins, Joe 02/16/2013 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).

Mullins, Joe 10/15/2017 In part 1 of a 2 part interview, Joe talks about the IBMA Board of Directors of which he is the current chairperson, their mission, his network of Ohio radio stations, and his award winning band The Radio Ramblers, who have just released a new album titled, The Stories We Tell

Mullins, Joe 10/22/2017 In part 2 of a 2 part interview, Joe and Steve continue to talk about The Radio Ramblers and the tracks on their new album titled, The Stories We Tell

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.

Murph, David 07/24/2016 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 Banjo' which is now an animated video. Listen in as he and Steve have fun.


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