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Claudia Schmidt

Claudia Schmidt – Big Earful (Ep. 110)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with lauded folk, jazz and blues signer-songwriter Claudia Schmidt about her 1987 release Big Earful 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. You Can Call Me Baby
  2. Novembering
  3. Rock That Sucker
  4. Bend In The River
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Claudia and purchase her music directly at: claudiaschmidt.com

Like what you hear? Fill up Claudia’s tip jar: paypal.me/claudiaschmidtct

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Jake Manders

Jake Manders – Self-Titled (Ep. 109)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with folk singer-songwriter and multi-media artist Jake Manders 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Plus One
  2. Absinthe
  3. Roundabouts
  4. Can’t Say Goodbye
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Jake, his music and his artwork at:
http://www.jakemanders.com/

Ben Kyle: producer, co-writer, musician on album:
https://benkyle.com/

Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins:
https://pwppmusic.com/

Recent piece of NE Mpls. bar Dusty’s:

Grid drawing website mentioned in episode:
http://www.griddrawingtool.com/

Catch Jake and the Party Penguins at the Blue Ox Music Festival:
https://www.blueoxmusicfestival.com/

Like what you hear? Purchase Jake’s music via Venmo ($10 CD / $20 Vinyl) – @Jake-Manders (add address to notes field).

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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey – Letters from a Flying Machine (Ep. 108)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with folk singer-songwriter, author and activist Peter Mulvey about his 2009 release Letters from a Flying Machine 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Kids in the Square
  2. Letter from a Flying Machine
  3. Some People
  4. Vlad the Astrophysicist
  5. Love Is Here to Stay
SHOW NOTES

Like what you hear? Purchase Peter’s music directly at: petermulvey.com

National Youth Science Camp:
https://www.nysf.com/w/programs/nyscamp/

Vlad the Astrophysicist Book:
https://www.petermulvey.com/store#!/Vlad-the-Astrophysicist-Book/p/78016153/category=22156011

Join Peter’s Patreon at:
https://www.patreon.com/lifeasacircusbear

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Leslie Rich

Leslie Rich – Geek Love (Ep. 107)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minneapolis based, Belfast born singer/songwriter Leslie Rich about his 1999 release Geek Love 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Superhiway
  2. Geek Love
  3. The Air Is Just A Breeze
  4. Not Yr Ghost
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Leslie and purchase his music directly at:
http://www.leslierichmusic.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Leslie’s tip jar via Venmo: @LeslieRichMusic

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Erik Brandt

Erik Brandt – The Long Winter (Ep. 106)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Americana songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Erik Brandt about his 2012 release The Long Winter 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Anywhere But Here
  2. Hard Life
  3. Wherever You Go
  4. I Drove Past Your House Today
GALLERY

SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Erik and buy his music directly at:
http://erikbrandt.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Erik’s tip jar: HERE

Alex Oana (producer):
http://www.alexoana.com/

Jeremy Szopinski (guitarist and album artist)
http://www.jeremyszopinski.com/

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Sarah Harmer

Sarah Harmer – I’m a Mountain (Ep. 105)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer about her 2005 release I’m a Mountain 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. The Ring
  2. Oleander
  3. Goin’ Out
  4. Escarpment Blues
  5. How Deep In The Valley
GALLERY

SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Sarah:
https://sarahharmer.com/

Purchase Sarah’s music at:
https://shop.arts-crafts.ca/collections/sarah-harmer

Link to DocumentaryEscarpment Blues
https://youtu.be/jvEbwzHsN6A

Learn more about Sarah’s environmental work:
https://www.reformgravelmining.ca/

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Chris Smither

Chris Smither – Small Revelations (Ep. 104)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with acclaimed folk and blues songwriter and guitarist Chris Smither about his 1997 release Small Revelations 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Hold On
  2. Slow Surprise
  3. Cave Man
  4. Small Revelations
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Chris and purchase his music music directly at: smither.com

Fill up Chris’ tip jar via Venmo @SmitherYoung | PayPal: management@smither.com

The Extended Play Sessions with Chris Smither (YouTube)
https://youtu.be/o5mKCydD8no

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Lilli Lewis

Lilli Lewis – Out From Yonder (Ep. 102)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with New Orleans Folk Rock Diva Lilli Lewis about her 2008 release Out From Yonder 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Sanguine Song
  2. Mountain Lady Woman
  3. Incantation Flame
  4. Warm Like the Waters
  5. A New Name
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Lilli at:
https://www.lillilewis.com/

Purchase Lilli’s digital music directly at:
folkrockdiva.bandcamp.com

Purchase the CD of Out From Yonder directly from Lilli via PayPal (just leave order and contact info in notes):
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/folkrockdiva

John Coltrane “Alabama”:
https://youtu.be/saN1BwlxJxA

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Jon Rodine

Jon Rodine – Last Star (Ep. 101)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota based singer-songwriter Jon Rodine 🎢 πŸ’Ώ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Way Down by the Ocean
  2. Last Star
  3. Hey You
  4. Congratulate Your Love
  5. Lean Girl
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

House of Mercy:
https://www.houseofmercy.org/

Molly Maher:
https://mollymaher.com/

Richard Manuel:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Manuel

Erik Koskinen:
https://erikkoskinen.com/

Electric Fetus (legendary Twin Cities record store):
https://electricfetus.com/

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Tim O'Brien

Tim O’Brien – The Crossing (Ep. 100)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig are celebrating 100 episodes πŸŽ‰ of The Back Catalog Listening Party with a very special guest, Grammy-winning songwriter and roots musician Tim O’Brien!! We’re beyond thrilled to have one of our favorite songwriters on the program to talk about his 1999 release The Crossing. πŸ’ΏπŸŽΆ

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Ireland’s Green Shore
  2. A Mountaineer Is Always Free
  3. Down In The Willow Garden
  4. Lost Little Children
  5. Talkin’ Cavan
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Tim O’Brien and purchase his music directly:
https://timobrien.net/

Liner notes for The Crossing:
https://timobrien.net/music-cd/crossing

Edgar Meyer – American bass player

Altan – Irish band with members featured on album

Pierce Pettis – Songwriter:
https://www.piercepettis.com

Paul Brady – Acclaimed Irish musician:
https://paulbrady.com/

The Irish in America: Long Journey Home (PBS Mini-series):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138970/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk

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