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Steam Machine

Steam Machine – Steam Machine (Ep. 114)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota old time bluegrass band Steam Machine about their 2018 self-titled release 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recordings.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Back in ‘89
  2. Dinks Dusty Miller
  3. Birdie
  4. Do Not Wait Til I’m Underneath the Clay
  5. Knocking at Your Door

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Learn more about Steam Machine and purchase their music directly:
https://www.steammachinemusic.com/

Steam Machine on Bandcamp:
https://steammachinemusic.bandcamp.com/

Lyman Enloe – Missouri Fiddler:
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/lyman-enloe

Gene Goforth – Missouri Fiddler:
https://mofiddledance.org/profiles/gene-goforth/

Emminence Breakdown – Album by Gene Goforth produced by John Hartford:
https://www.discogs.com/release/6865496-Gene-Goforth-Emminence-Breakdown

Monday Night Square Dance (Minneapolis institution):
https://www.facebook.com/MondayNightSquareDance

Kenny Baker – Tennessee Fiddler:
https://www.arts.gov/honors/heritage/kenny-baker

Kentucky Mountain Music (Classic Recordings Of The 1920s & 1930s):
https://www.discogs.com/release/6284696-Various-Kentucky-Mountain-Music-Classic-Recordings-Of-The-1920s-1930s

Cyril Stinnett – Missouri Fiddler:
https://mofiddledance.org/profiles/cyril-stinnett/

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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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Henhouse Prowlers

Henhouse Prowlers – Breaking Ground (Ep. 81)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with modern bluegrass band and international Bluegrass Ambassadors Henhouse Prowlers about their 2013 release Breaking Ground 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Soul Saver
  2. Ravenswood Getaway
  3. Drunk Again
  4. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg
  5. Den of Sin
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Learn more about the Henhouse Prowlers and purchase their music directly:
https://www.henhouseprowlers.com/

Learn more about the Bluegrass Ambassadors program:
https://bluegrassambassadors.org/

American Music Abroad Program:
https://americanmusicabroad.org/

PBS Documentary: “Jazz Ambassadors”
https://www.pbs.org/show/jazz-ambassadors/

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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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Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis – Seeing Things (Ep. 63)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Grammy Award-winning musician, songwriter, fiddler, bandleader, producer and educator Laurie Lewis about her 1998 release Seeing Things 💿🎶. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Blue Days, Sleepless Nights
  2. The Refugee
  3. Let The Bird Go Free
  4. I’ll Take Back My Heart
  5. The Blackest Crow
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Learn more about Laurie and purchase her music at: https://www.laurielewis.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Laurie’s tip jar via PayPal: paypal.me/laurielewismusic

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Dan Eubanks

Dan Eubanks – Look What the City’s Done (Ep. 60)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Nashville-based songwriter, touring bass player (Special Consensus), studio musician, and educator Dan Eubanks about his 2019 solo album Look What the City’s Done 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Look What the City’s Done
  2. Cattle in the Cane
  3. Land of the Free
  4. Jordan Train
  5. Stormy Horizons
SHOW NOTES

Follow Dan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dan.eubanks.9

“Jordan Train” Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/Knd72IKBbnU

Dan’s YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsmpA79qmhG9ZRfgoaTIcCw

Like what you hear? Purchase Dan’s music directly:
https://daneubanks.bandcamp.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Dan’s tip jar via Venmo: @dan-eubanks-1

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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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