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Pat Donohue

Pat Donohue – Nobody’s Fault (Ep. 77)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Grammy-winning, National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Pat Donohue about his 2011 release Nobody’s Fault! 💿🎶🎧 . Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Exercise Blues
  2. Irish Blues
  3. You Haunt Me
  4. Hound Dog
  5. Would You Like To Play The Guitar
SHOW NOTES

Like what you hear? Fill up Pat’s Tip Jar: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/patdonohuemusic

Like what you hear? Purchase Pat’s music at: http://www.patdonohue.com

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Art Vandalay

Art Vandalay – Heaven’s Operahouse (Ep. 76)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with Brandon Henry, frontman of the Minnesota roots-rock band Art Vandalay about their 2012 release Heaven’s Operahouse 🎶 💿.  Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording. Songs featured in this episode:

  1. Fool’s Gold
  2. Poison Wine
  3. Pitch & Sway
  4. Fall Apart
  5. Everlasting Passenger
GALLERY
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Learn more about Art Vandalay at:
https://artvandalaytunes.com

New album Champagne & Chandeliers:
https://artvandalaytunes.bandcamp.com/album/champagne-chandeliers

Like what you hear? Fill up Brandon’s Tip Jar via Venmo: @Brando-Henry | PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/brandohenry

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Ann Reed

Ann Reed – Road of the Heart (Ep. 75)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with folk songwriter, singer, guitarist, novelist and podcast host Ann Reed 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Told You So
  2. So Glad
  3. Love’s A Long Road home
  4. Temporary Low
  5. Road Of The Heart
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Ann and purchase her music at:
https://www.annreed.com/

Bruce “Creeper” Kurnow – Harmonica Player:
https://brucekurnow.com/

Ann’s podcast: Life Get’s Real:
https://www.annreed.com/podcast

Like what you hear? Fill up Ann’s Tip Jar: https://www.annreed.com/donate

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Edie Carey

Edie Carey – When I Was Made (Ep. 74)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with acclaimed singer-songwriter Edie Carey about her 2003 release When I Was Made 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Under A Sky
  2. If I Start To Cry
  3. Chemistry
  4. I Need You
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Edie and purchase her music at: https://ediecarey.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Edie’s tip jar via Venmo: @Edie-Carey | Web Tip Jar: https://ediecarey.com/tip-jars/990

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Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith – Patchwork Heart (Ep. 73)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig sat down in-person with bluegrass great Valerie Smith to talk about her 1997 debut album Patchwork Heart in front of a live audience at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music festival in Richmond, MN 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording during this memorable (first ever) in-person episode of the Back Catalog Listening Party!!

Thanks to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association for the great venue

Thanks to Tom Tschantz for live engineering this episode for Armadillo Sound & Design

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Red Clay Halo
  2. Lonesome Midnight Train
  3. My Baby’s Gone
  4. My Heart Won’t Let Your Memory Go Away
  5. Man in the Middle

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Sprig of That

Sprig of That – Self-titled (Ep. 72)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with genre-bending fiddle, guitar and tabla trio Sprig of That about their 2019 self-titled EP 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Carefree 23
  2. I’ve Endured
  3. Certain Mornings
  4. Cluck Old Hen
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about the band and their projects at: https://www.sprigofthat.com/

Ola Belle Reed – I’ve Endured
https://youtu.be/6cx2sRHOd1Y

Sprig of That Eight Threads Project
https://www.sprigofthat.com/eight-threads

The Melody of Rhythm – Bela Fleck, Edgar Myer and Zakir Hussain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Melody_of_Rhythm

Making Music – Zakir Hussain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Making_Music_(Zakir_Hussain_album)

The Punch Brothers
https://www.punchbrothers.com/

Hawktail
https://www.padiddlerecords.com/hawktail

Like what you hear? Fill up Sprig of That’s tip jar via PayPal: isabeldammann@gmail.com

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Best of the Back Catalog

Best of the Back Catalog – Vol. 1 (Ep. 71)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig look back on some of their favorite moments from the first year of The Back Catalog Listening Party featuring memorable stories from Mary Cutrufello, The Okee Dokee Brothers, Eliza Gilkyson, Suzzy Roche and Peter Ostroushko’s closest collaborators as we paid tribute to his seminal album Heart of the Heartland! From writing songs at a truck stop to recording vocals in an outhouse, these stories take you behind the scenes to reveal how your favorite folk and roots albums are really made.

FEATURED STORIES / SONGS
  1. Mary Cutrufello – Writing at Roys / Tonight’s the Night (Ep. 7)
  2. Okee Dokee Brothers – Recording in an Outhouse / Bullfrog Opera (Ep. 50)
  3. Eliza Gilkyson – Shredding on a Toy Guitar / Engineer Bill (Ep. 23 )
  4. Suzzy Roche – History of Hammond Song / Hammond Song (Ep 38.)
  5. Peter Ostroushko – The origin of the Puppy Belly Dance title / Puppy Belly Dance (Ep. 52)
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Full episodes:

  1. Mary Cutrufello – Tonight’s the Night (Ep. 7)
  2. Okee Dokee Brothers – Can You Canoe? (Ep. 50)
  3. Eliza Gilkyson – Hard Times i’n Babylon (Ep. 23 )
  4. Suzzy Roche – Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs from Maggie Roche (Ep 38.)
  5. Peter Ostroushko – Heart of the Heartland (Ep. 52)

Other Episodes mentioned in show:

Dean Magraw – Seventh One (Ep. 8)

Chris Silver – Souls and Spirits (Ep. 20)

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Annabelle Chvostek

Annabelle Chvostek- Resilience (Ep. 70)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this with acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Annabelle Chvostek about her 2008 release Resilience 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Nashville
  2. Resilience
  3. Wait for It
  4. Firewalker
  5. I Left My Brain
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Annabelle and purchase her music at: https://annabellemusic.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Annabelle’s tip jar via PayPal:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/annabellemusic

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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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The Nields

The Nields – XVII (Ep. 68)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with acclaimed folk duo The Nields about their 2015 release XVII 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Joe Hill
  2. Love Love Love
  3. Normandies
  4. Wasn’t That a Time
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about The Nields and purchase their music at: https://nields.com

Join The Nields Newsletter HERE

Nields Weekly Livestream – Monday 6PM (CDT): https://www.youtube.com/c/TheNields

Wasn’t That A Time Music Video (photo montage / love letter to fans):
https://youtu.be/qyWlpKYJ7eo

Read about Fiddle Player Mike Barnett:
https://bluegrasstoday.com/medical-fund-established-for-kentucky-thunder-fiddler-mike-barnett/

Mike Barnett Recovery Fund:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/mike-barnett-recovery-fund

Like what you hear? Fill up The Nields tip jar via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/nieldsband  | Venmo: @thenieldsband

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