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Peter Ostroushko

Peter Ostroushko – Heart of the Heartland (Ep. 52)

This very special episode pays tribute to the late great Emmy-winning composer, violinist and mandolin player Peter Ostroushko by revisiting his iconic 1995 album Heart of the Heartland. Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig will be joined by Peter’s longtime friends and collaborators pianist Richard Dworsky, guitarist Dean Magraw and former Red House Records president Eric Peltoniemi to share memories of Peter and the recording sessions.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Puppy Belly Dance (episode intro music)
  2. Seattle
  3. Prairie Sunrise
  4. Heart of the Heartland
  5. Dakota Themes
  6. Puppy Belly Dance (episode outro music w/ commentary)
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Learn more about Peter and purchase his music: https://www.peterostroushko.com/

Donations encouraged to help Peter’s family with final medical bills: www.gofundme.com/help-peter-and-marge-ostroushko

Support a new mandolin program created in Peter’s honor at MacPhail Center for Music: www.macphail.org

Peter’s Podcast— My Life And Time As A Radio Musician: https://www.peterostroushko.com/#podcast

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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
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“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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Eric Christopher

Eric Christopher – In the Quiet Night (Ep. 40)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with renowned Minnesota fiddler 🎻, songwriter and music instructor Eric Christopher about his 2012 album In the Quiet Night: fiddle tunes from the upper midwest 🎶 💿.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Melinda
  2. Chicago Waltz
  3. In the Quiet Night
  4. Lost Time Waltz
  5. Girl from the North Country
SHOW NOTES

Eric’s Website (music and fiddle lessons):
http://ericonfiddle.com

Like what you hear? Fill up Eric’s tip jar via PayPal:
https://paypal.me/ericmchristopher

Purchase In the Quiet Night:
https://ericonfiddle.bandcamp.com/

The Minor Planets:
https://theminorplanetsmusic.bandcamp.com/

The High 48s:
https://thehigh48s.com/

The High 48s Bluegrass Brunch:
https://thehigh48s.com/brunch

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Art Stevenson & Highwater

Art Stevenson & High Water – Like a River (Ep. 35)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Wisconsin bluegrass legends Art Stevenson & High Water about their 2004 release Like a River 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

Featured Songs
  1. Daddy Is A Railroad Man
  2. Who’s Gonna Feed Them Hogs
  3. Texas Blue Bonnet
  4. Like A River
  5. Sawmill Town
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Like what you hear? Fill up Art’s tip jar at:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/artstevenson

Purchase Art Stevenson & High Water music by mail order from the band’s web page: http://highwatermusic.com/music.html

Back to the Country – WORT 89.9FM Madison, WI – 3rd Wednesday of the month – https://wortlamp01.wortfm.org/music/folk/back-to-the-country/

Art’s festivalBluegrass in The Pines

Anthony’s post from 2018 Bluegrass in the Pines:

https://www.facebook.com/anthony.ihrig/videos/843333413095834

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Pert Near Sandstone

Pert Near Sandstone – Paradise Hop (Ep. 31)

About this Episode

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota-grown stringband favorites Pert Near Sandstone about their 2011 release Paradise Hop 🎶 💿.

Featured Songs
  1. Okanagan Valley
  2. Appalachian Girl
  3. Long Decline
  4. 20 Cups of Coffee

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Learn More and Support the Band

Learn more about the band and buy Paradise Hop:

https://pertnearsandstone.com

Tip the band

Paypal:  payments@pertnearsandstone.com
Venmo: @Nate-Sipe

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Robbie Fulks

Robbie Fulks – Gone Away Backward (Ep. 27)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and composer Robbie Fulks about his 2013 release Gone Away Backward 🎶 💿 !! Join us as we listen to tracks off of the album together and hear Robbie tell the stories behind the songs and the recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. I’ll Trade You Money For Wine
  2. Long I Ride
  3. That’s Where I’m From
  4. The Many Disguises Of God Sometimes
  5. The Grass Is Really Greener

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Barley Jacks

Barley Jacks – Either Side of Night (Ep. 25)

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Chris Silver

Chris Silver – Souls and Spirits (Ep. 20)

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Becky Buller

Becky Buller – ’Tween Earth And Sky (Ep. 14)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with award winning songwriter and bluegrass musician, Becky Buller, about her 2014 release ’Tween Earth And Sky 🎶 💿.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Nothin’ to You
  2. Home
  3. Queen Of The Mountain
  4. Bootleggers
  5. Didn’t Die
  6. Make Us To Shine

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Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing – The Road Has No End (Ep. 11)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with members of legendary Minnesota bluegrass band Monroe Crossing about their 2013 release The Road Has No End Join us as we listen to music together and hear the band tell the stories behind the songs 🎶 💿

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Chattanooga
  2. Bullet Train
  3. If the World Were Filled With You
  4. Easy to Get Lost
  5. Bread & Milk
  6. Heavenly Table

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