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Mother Banjo

Mother Banjo Band – The Devil Hasn’t Won (Ep. 187)

Join us this Friday for a very special “Songsgiving” episode of the Back Catalog Listening Party where we will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Mother Banjo’s 2013 release The Devil Hasn’t Won and pass the hat to help fight homelessness and food insecurity in our area.

SONGS
  1. Rise Up, Sinner
  2. Lots of Ways to Go Wrong
  3. The Devil Hasn’t Won
  4. New
GALLERY
Show Notes

Learn more about the Mother Banjo Band and purchase their music directly at:
https://motherbanjo.com/

Purchase The Devil Hasn’t Won (10th Anniversary Edition):
https://motherbanjo.bandcamp.com/album/the-devil-hasnt-won-10th-anniversary-edition

Vinyl Release Party 11/26/23 (Dakota, Minneapolis):
https://www.dakotacooks.com/event/mother-banjo-10th-anniversary-vinyl-release/

Songsgiving! Food + shelter + support = home 🏠 Your donation does all this to create home. Donate today:
https://agatemn.org/donate/

Homestead Pickin’ Parlor:
https://homesteadpickinparlor.com/

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA):
https://www.minnesotabluegrass.org/

The Roe Family Singers:
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/artist/roe-family-singers/
https://www.roefamilysingers.com/

Elexa Dawson – Music is Medicine Hat:
https://elexa.bandcamp.com/merch/music-is-medicine-hat

🎉 Join the party on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/backcataloglisteningparty

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Elexa Dawson

Elexa Dawson – Music is Medicine (Ep. 185)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Kansas-based Americana songwriter Elexa Dawson about her 2019 release
Music is Medicine 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Changed
  2. High Place
  3. Glad We Came
  4. Circle Song
  5. His Name
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Elexa and purchase her music directly:
https://elexadawson.com
https://elexa.bandcamp.com/

Radius Brewing (Emporia, Kansas)
https://radiusbrewing.com/

Weda skirts:
https://www.wedaskirts.com/

Peter Oviatt (banjo, engineer, co-producer):
https://www.moonflowersounds.com/

Heyleon (trans-apocalyptic pagan gospel super group):
https://elexa.bandcamp.com/album/friends-and-family

Jordan Storrer (photographer)
https://lifeleakvisuals.com/

Music is Medicine – Logo Hat
https://elexa.bandcamp.com/merch/music-is-medicine-hat

The Mishomis Book – The Voice of the Ojibway:
https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/the-mishomis-book

Sweet Sisters (New Single / Official Lyric Video)
https://youtu.be/4_eB4LPUlD4?si=8d7ohoim80esW2pg

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The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair – The Perfect Plan (Ep. 131)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with lauded Americana banjo duo The Lowest Pair about their 2020 release The Perfect Plan 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. How Far I Would Go
  2. Too Late Babe
  3. Wild Animals
  4. Morning Light
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about The Lowest Pair and purchase their music directly:
https://thelowestpair.com/

Album produced by Mike Mogis at Another Recording Company
http://anotherrecordingcompany.com/

References to John Hartford’s low-tuned banjo can be found in episodes with Alison Brown (Ep. 92) and Special Consensus (Ep. 46)

Video for Wild Animals
https://youtu.be/tUiw6bELXeM

String and Shadow Puppet Theater
https://www.stringandshadow.com/

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Heath Loy

Heath Loy – Drakesville (Ep. 128)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota banjo player Heath Loy about his 2018 release Drakesville 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Drakesville
  2. Arkansas
  3. Somewhere in the Rockies
  4. Top Ten List
  5. Girl on the Billboard
SHOW NOTES

Like what you hear? Tip Heath by buying his album directly!! Send $15+ and your mailing address via: Venmo: @Heath-Loy | PayPal: heathloy [at] aol.com

Loy Show Barn

Randy Kohrs (Producer/Engineer)

Stream Drakesville

Becky Schlegel

Harley Allen

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Jake Blount

Jake Blount – Reparations (Ep. 94)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist Jake Blount about his 2017 EP Reparations 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recordings.

  1. Wiley Lawes’
  2. We’re Gonna Hunt The Buffalo
  3. Rolling River
  4. The Rabbit
SHOW NOTES

Learn More About Jake and purchase his music directly:
https://jakeblount.com/

Banjo Newsletter Article on Jake:
https://banjonews.com/2019-09/jake_blount.html

Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle player on album)
https://www.tatianahargreaves.com

Brief Bio of Manco Sneed
https://www.blueridgeheritage.com/artist/manco-sneed/

Recording of Manco Sneed Playing Wiley Lawes’:
https://youtu.be/adMvfgzXOjE

Jimmy Driftwood
https://www.jimmydriftwood.com/

Recording of Jimmy Driftwood playing “We’re Gonna Hunt the Buffalo”
https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/were-gonna-hunt-buffalo

Murphy Gribble, John Lusk, and Albert York (home page includes recording of Rolling River)
https://www.gribbleluskandyork.org/

Carolina Chocolate Drops
https://www.rhiannongiddens.com/carolina-chocolate-drops

Abbey Pechman – Album Art Artist
https://www.instagram.com/mindtheglitch/
https://apechman.myportfolio.com/

Teodar Jackson – Texas Fiddler who composed The Rabbit
https://fieldrecorder.org/teodar-jackson-texas-fiddler/
https://www.oldtimeherald.org/2021/12/african-american-fiddling-from-texas-teodar-jackson/

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Alison Brown

Alison Brown – Fair Weather (Ep. 92)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Grammy Award-winning banjoist, songwriter, producer and music label owner Alison Brown about her 2000 release Fair Weather 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Fair Weather
  2. Girl’s Breakdown
  3. Hummingbird
  4. Everybody’s Talkin’
  5. Leaving Cottondale
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Alison and purchase her music:
https://alisonbrown.com/

Help Alison pay it forward by donating to The Sally Ann Forrester College Scholarship (IBMA Foundation):
http://bluegrassfoundation.org/sally-ann-forrester-scholarship/

John Hickman

Taku Kawamata – Japanese banjo player who worked out a twin banjo banjo of “Leaving Cottondale.”
Video of Taku playing version: https://youtu.be/uVOYYWctt2g

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Ordinary Elephant

Ordinary Elephant – Before I Go (Ep. 69)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with award-winning folk duo Ordinary Elephant about their 2007 release Before I Go 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Railroad Man
  2. Leaving Kerrville
  3. Before I Go
  4. Best of You
  5. Thank You
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Ordinary Elephant and purchase their music at: https://www.ordinaryelephant.net/

Join Ordinary Elephant on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/ordinaryelephant

Like what you hear? Fill up their tip jar via PayPal: info@ordinaryelephant.net | Venmo: @ordinaryelephant

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Adam Kiesling

Adam Kiesling – Unclouded Day (Ep. 57)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with multi-instrumentalist stringband musician Adam Kiesling about his 2012 release Unclouded Day 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Unclouded Day
  2. Missouri Waltz
  3. Wild Bill Jones
  4. Down in North Carolina
  5. Stepstone
SHOW NOTES

Like what you hear? You can tip Adam by purchasing his digital music (you can even name your price): https://adamkiesling.bandcamp.com/

Corpse Reviver:
https://corpsereviver.bandcamp.com/

Dakota Dave Hull:
https://dakotadavehull.com/

Dave’s BCLP Episode (Ep. 5):
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/5

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Special Consensus

Special Consensus – Rivers and Roads (Ep. 46)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Greg Cahill, band leader of the award-winning Chicago bluegrass band The Special Consensus about their 2018 Grammy-nominated album Rivers and Roads 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Early
  2. Squirrel Hunters
  3. Hurting Sure
  4. Travelin’ Shoes
  5. Way Down the River Road
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

“Early” lyric video: https://youtu.be/f9BVLg1iJao

Purchase Rivers and Roads: https://www.specialc.com/store

Info on Greg’s Banjo Camps: https://www.specialc.com/

Like what you heard? Fill up their tip jar via PayPal: gcahillspc@aol.com

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