ARTIST INTERVIEW ARCHIVE - W



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Walker, Cory 35/23/2016 Cory Walker, multi-instrumentalist, banjo player extraordinaire, talks to Steve about his latest endeavor, the album titled Section House, the incredible musicians that joined him to produce this collection of instrumental recordings and how they chose the music for the album. A little surprise story at the end is explained by Steve post interview

  0:24:35
Walker, Larae
RedHead Express
33/14/2015 Larae Walker, banjo player with Redhead Express, talks to Steve about how she fell in love with the banjo and the custom banjo she plays, how the all-girl, 4 sister band got started in Alaska, hitting the road to learn about bluegrass and roots music, touring w/family members and resolving sibling conflicts, what it is like making a music video and their responsibility as role models to young girls everywhere.

  0:28:28
Warner, Kym 12/21/2013 Kym Warner, mandolin player with the Australian band, the Green Cards, talks about their Grammy nomination for 'Best Folk Album of the Year', their current US tour, how his Father influenced his style, the Band's mixed style of which includes Americana, Folk, and Bluegrass, and the current musical culture in Australia


  0:26:15
Webb, Darrell 12/28/2013 Darrell Webb of The Darrell Webb Band talks with Steve from backstage in-between live perfornances in Gatlinburg, TN. He talks about his current band, his 20 year history of performing with greats such as Rhonda Vincent, J.D. Crowe, and Phil Leadbetter, the importance of being entertaining as well as musically good and his latest project with Mountain Fever Records. He also talks about a 20-year anniversary album to be called 'Dream Big' which will include a stellar lineup of songs and artists. He concludes by talking about the new signature model mandolin he has designed.


  0:14:28
Webb, Darrell 02/19/2017 Darrell Webb of The Darrell Webb Band talks with Steve about his rich experiences and his latest album with Mountain Fever Records titled 'Lovers's Leap' featuring three songs penned by Darrell himself. The album is a perfecdt blend of tradition and innovation with stellar musicianship of the Darrell Webb Band and Darrell's amazing high tenor vocals.


  0:26:51
Weisberger, Jon 04/06/2013 Musician and journalist, Jon talks about being a member of Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and discusses his Facebook page, his song writing and his writing album liner notes.


  0:26:41
Weissberg, Eric 05/18/2013 Eric discusses 'New Dimensions in Banjo & Bluegrass', how it led to the 'Deliverance' sound track and 'Dueling Banjos', the legal controversies involved, his musical background and the influences of Pete Seeger, Woodie Guthrie, and the early folk years with The Weavers, Eric Darling and various genres.

  0:59:51
Weissberg, Eric 02/01/2014 Eric Weissberg shares very personal memories of his relationship with the late, great Pete Seeger. Eric's comments, coming merely days after Seeger's passing, give us a rare glimpse of a lifelong relationship that began for Eric at the age of 4 and includes stories of the early folk movement, the beginnings of Bluegrass in New York, and Pete's huge family of artists and friends.

  0:35:11
Werner, Artie 07/07/2012 The very 1st UBG live interview features Steve and Artie Werner, the bass player with the Comet Bluegrass Allstars and Missy Werner bands. Artie tells Steve about the thrill of performing to the largest audience to hear live Bluegrass in the Midwest along with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra during the opening ceremonies of the internationally broadcast World Choir Games hosted in Cincinnati, and talks about the members of the 'Allstar' band and the music they played.


  0:15:28
Wernick, Pete 10/06/2012 Dr. Banjo, Pete Wernick of Hot Rize, joins Steve to discuss his career which includes working as a Bluegrass DJ and 40 yrs of interviews with bluegrass legends such as Earl Scruggs and Bill Monroe, the resulting Bluegrass Songbook, his years teaching novice students and writing instructional books. He sums up what he calls 'the Bluegrass Experience' and a lifetime dedicated to supporting the genre and promoting it worldwide. Fascinating and informative.


  0:54:24
Wernick, Pete 09/06/2014 Long-time friend, Pete Wernick of Hot Rize, joins Steve to chat about his latest album to be released soon, the popularity of the over the years, the band members over the years including the current ones, their latest efforts to bring Hot Rize back to the top of the charts, and his lifelong efforts to teach music to students of all ages. Fascinating and informative.


  0:54:06
Wernick, Pete 11/22/2014 Pete gives Steve a suprise call to invite everyone to come out and see the reunion tour of 'Hot Rize', which is already being touted as the best bluegrass band in the world, coming to a town near you. Join them as they talk about the members of the band, their new album 'When I'm Free' and the new sounds they are producing, their tour schedule and the concert performance in a couple of hours at Miami University. 


  0:12:27
Williams, Carl Jr. 11/09/2013 Carl Williams, Jr., of Newtown band talks to Steve about their new album 'Time Machine', how the songs were written and selected, the current band members and their talents, their current gigs in Nashville and the Station Inn, and his new baby due soon.


  0:34:08
Williams, Carl Jr. 06/16/2016 Carl Williams, Jr., of Newtown band talks to Steve about their new album 'HARLAN ROAD',  the current band members and their talents

  0:18:33
Williams, Mason 05/16/2015 Part 1 of a 4 part interview. Mason Williams, songwriter, guitarist, television comedy writer, poet and artist joins Steve to tell the story of his early years, creating and recording folk and bluegrass music, playing guitar and the 5-string banjo.

0:32:52
Williams, Mason 06/13/2015 Part 2 of a 4 part interview. Steve talks with Mason Williams about his version of Shenandoah, his views on vocals and writing comedy for the Smother's Brothers show along with the other Steve Martin. Mason provides a fascinating look at the show and the varied talents of Tommy and Dick Smothers

  0:38:28
Williams, Mason 08/15/2015 In Part 3 of a 4 part interview, Steve and Mason pickup the conversation with more stories from the Smothers Brothers show, hiring the young Steve Martin to write comedy for the show, playing the banjo & his bluegrass connection, working with guest artists such as Eric Weissberg, the creative props people who created the clear lucite guitar with water and a goldfish inside for his performance of Classical Gas and how that song opened a new genre of music.

  0:39:13
Williams, Mason 12/12/2015 In Part 4 of a 4 part interview, Steve and Mason pickup the saga at the point where Mason is commissioned to write river music, standing in the middle of a stream with his tuxedo on, some of his parody music and a look at what he is doing at this point of his remarkable career
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Wiseman, Mac w/Thomm Jutz 01/15/2017 In Part 1 of a 2 part interview, Steve talks with guitarist, songwriter and storyteller, the legendary Mac Wiseman about his new concept album titled 'I Sang the Song - Life of the Voice with a Heart. The star-studded album celebrates the life and spirit of 91 year old Mac and is fully comprised of songs inspired by Mac's stories of his life as told by him and set to original tunes.

 
  0:21:43
Wiseman, Mac w/Thomm Jutz 01/22/2017 In Part 2 of a 2 part interview, Steve continues the discussion with guitarist, songwriter and storyteller, the legendary Mac Wiseman about his new concept album titled 'I Sang the Song - Life of the Voice with a Heart. The star-studded album celebrates the life and spirit of 91 year old Mac and is fully comprised of songs inspired by Mac's stories of his life as told by him and set to original tunes.

 
  0:19:18
Wright, Curtis 01/08/2017 Singer songwriter Curtis Wright has worked for decades in Bluegrass music and has released his first solo album full of evocative tunes that make you fall in love with the places he sings about: the maze of roads, taverns, and churches of the American heartland. Listen here as Steve chats with Curtis about his career and his album, 'Curtis Wright'.
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