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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
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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 ๐Ÿ  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

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Rachael Kilgour

Rachael Kilgour – Rabbit in the Road (Ep. 186)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with award-winning folk singer-songwriter Rachael Kilgour’s 2017 release Rabbit in the Road ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Deep Bruises
  2. Ready Freddie
  3. I Pray
  4. Rabbit in the Road
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SHOW NOTES

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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 ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. 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
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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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Matt Lenny

Matt Lenny – Troubadours and Thieves (Ep. 184)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Michigan roots-rock songwriter Matt Lenny about his 2014 release Troubadours and Thieves ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Evelyn
  2. Unremarkable
  3. One Foot on the Road
  4. The Finest
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SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Matt and purchase his music directly at: https://mattlenny.com

Sonny Ratcliff (musician on album and collaborator):
https://www.sonnyratcliff.com/

Spin the Bottle (Pop up video) studio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_The_Bottle_(media_company)

Matt Umanov Guitars (guitar shop Matt worked):
https://www.umanovguitars.com/

Steve Earle
https://www.steveearle.com/

Oh My God (band Matt was in):
https://www.ohmygodmusic.com/

Cornelius Vanderbilt (biography inspired album title)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt
https://www.amazon.com/First-Tycoon-Epic-Cornelius-Vanderbilt/dp/1400031745

Matt Lenny T-shit (Ellen wearing during episode):
https://mattlenny.com/product/893316

“In the Garden” (music video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2lMMF5ROUg

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The Chapin Sisters

The Chapin Sisters – Ferry Boat (Ep. 183)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Brooklyn-based folk rock and blood harmony duo The Chapin Sisters about their 2018 EP Ferry Boat ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Dreaming of You
  2. Bottle of Wine
  3. Lost
  4. Ferry Boat
  5. My Heart Floated Away
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about The Chapin Sisters and purchase their music directly at:
https://www.thechapinsisters.com/

Harry Chapin (uncle):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Chapin

Tom Chapin (father):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Chapin

Harry Chapin Foundation (fighting world hinger):
https://harrychapinfoundation.org/

Hilary Hawke (wrote Dreaming of You and played on album): https://www.hilaryhawkemusic.com/

The Louvin Brothers:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Louvin_Brothers

Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers (book):
https://a.co/d/9IHLWao

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Best of the Back Catalog

Best of the Back Catalog Listening Party – Vol 4 (Ep. 182)

Join Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig LIVE ๐Ÿ”ด from Folk Alliance Region Midwest’s (FARM) annual gathering as they revisit some of their favorite Back Catalog Listening Parties from the past year!

From guitar amps bursting into flames in the studio ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”ฅ to tricking John Prine into singing harmony vocals ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ, this episode is full of memorable stories and wonderful songs from The Kennedys, Aoife Scott, Jordan Hamilton, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jeremy Messersmith.

FEATURED SONGS / SEGMENTS

The Kennedys – Ep. 159 – Apr 28, 2023 -“Life is Large”

Aoife Scott – Ep. 163 – May 26, 2023 – “Dublin Saunter”

Jordan Hamilton – Ep. 132 – Oct 21, 2022 – “Radiation”

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Ep. 174 – Aug 18, 2023 – “Every December Sky”

Jeremy Messersmith – Ep. 142 – Dec 30, 2022 – “Dillinger Eyes”

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The Federales

The Federales – Blues, Bourbon & Burritos (Ep. 181)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with midwestern country rock ‘n’ rollers The Federales about their 2014 release Blues, Bourbon & Burritos ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. I Don’t Wanna Go To Arkansas
  2. Minnesota Man
  3. She’s Mine
  4. 400 Miles Away
  5. One Night Only
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SHOW NOTES

Learn more about The Federales and purchase their music directly at:
https://www.federalesmpls.com/

Nicholas Straight – album Art
https://www.nickstraight.com/

๐Ÿซ™ Like what you hear? Fill up The Federales’s tip jar via PayPal:
https://paypal.me/TheFederales

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Siama

Siama – Soukous (Ep. 180)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Congolese musician and soukous legend Siama about his 2004 album Soukous ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Sisili
  2. Mombasa
  3. Africa
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SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Siama and purchase his music directly:
https://www.siamamusic.com/

Great video piece on Siama from Twin Cities Public Television:
https://www.tpt.org/lowertown-line/profile/siama/

More about the Soukous (genre):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soukous

๐Ÿ’ฟ Like what you hear? Buy Siama’s music directly at https://www.siamamusic.com/music

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Pop Wagner

Pop Wagner – Disco On The Bayou (Ep. 179)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with legendary guitarist, fiddler and cowboy poet Pop Wagner about his 1987 release Disco On The Bayou ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Impressionists 2-Step
  2. Dance Close And Snuggle
  3. I Saw The Light
  4. Madronas
  5. Disco On The Bayou
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SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Pop:
https://popwagner.com/

Impressionists 2-Step Video:
https://youtu.be/2Q-RVnpqOUg?si=RC1ehVZ1NbQv9Y2h

๐Ÿ’ฟ Like what you hear? Buy Pop’s music directly:
Physical: https://popwagner.com/
Digital: https://popwagner.bandcamp.com/

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Jeff Ray

Jeff Ray – Blue Mara (Ep. 178)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with avant-garde resonator slide-guitarist and songwriter Jeff Ray about his 2009 release Blue Mara ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Sing to Me
  2. Cottonwood
  3. Until the Dust
  4. Sunshine City Tree
  5. Go On, My Blue
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Jeff Ray and purchase his music directly at:
https://jeffraymusic.com/

Willie’s American Guitars:
https://www.williesguitars.com/

Molly Maher (BCLP Ep 169):
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/artist/molly-maher/

Brianna Lane (Background Vocals):
https://www.briannalanemusic.com/

Chris Becknell (Violin)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-becknell-85982b8

Debashish Bhattacharya (Indian Slide Guitarist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debashish_Bhattacharya

Charlie Parr Episode (Ep. 61)
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/artist/charlie-parr/

Cam Waters
https://www.camwaters.com/home.cfm

Shaun Chosa (Album Art)
https://www.shaunchosa.com/

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