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Derek David Johnson

Derek David Johnson – Hard Life (Ep. 213)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with acclaimed bluegrass singer, songwriter and musician Derek David Johnson about his 2021 release Hard Life 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Hard Life
  2. Ballad of the 1st Minnesota Volunteers
  3. Texas
  4. Graduation Day
  5. North Dakota Wind
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Derek David Johnson and purchase his music directly at: https://derekjohnsonbluegrass.com/

Best Fight Story (not much info online):
https://www.discogs.com/release/29239699-Best-Fight-Story-Best-Fight-Story

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

Zoomtown Reunion:
https://zoomtownreunion.bandcamp.com/

Past guests that were musicians featured on his album:

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Missy Raines

Missy Raines – Royal Traveller (Ep. 201)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer, songwriter, bassist and band leader Missy Raines about her 2018 album Royal Traveller 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Allegheny Town
  2. Swept Away
  3. Royal Traveller
  4. Darlin’ Pal(s) of Mine
GALLERY
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Learn more about Missy and buy her music directly at:
https://www.missyraines.com/

Duy Huynh – Album Art Artist
https://www.duyhuynh.com/

Missy Raines – “Allegheny Town” (Official Music Video)
https://youtu.be/8u0BjVBfEe4?si=odVsGvioAwIMV8Xf

Missy Raines – “Swept Away” featuring Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, and Molly Tuttle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBAPe8ztYZ8

Ed Snodderly – Co-writer of Royal Traveller
https://www.edsnodderlymusic.com/

Ethan Ballinger – Guitar Player on Album
https://www.ethanballinger.com/

Missy Raines – Darlin’ Pal(s) of Mine (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDYiq-x4eN8

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Heath Loy

Heath Loy – Drakesville (Ep. 128)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota banjo player Heath Loy about his 2018 release Drakesville 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Drakesville
  2. Arkansas
  3. Somewhere in the Rockies
  4. Top Ten List
  5. Girl on the Billboard
SHOW NOTES

Like what you hear? Tip Heath by buying his album directly!! Send $15+ and your mailing address via: Venmo: @Heath-Loy | PayPal: heathloy [at] aol.com

Loy Show Barn

Randy Kohrs (Producer/Engineer)

Stream Drakesville

Becky Schlegel

Harley Allen

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Po' Ramblin' Boys

Back Catalog Listening Party: The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (Ep. 124)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig sat down in-person with rising bluegrass stars The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys to talk about their 2016 release Back to the Mountains in front of a live audience at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music festival in Richmond, MN 🎶 💿.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Remember Where You Came From
  2. The Girl I Denied
  3. Back Toward The Mountain
  4. The Honky Tonk Downstairs (Country Version)
  5. I Believe In The Old Time Way
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and purchase their music directly at: https://www.theporamblinboys.com/

Special thanks to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association for hosting us and to Tom Tschantz for live engineering this episode for Armadillo Sound & Design.

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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

GALLERY


SHOW NOTES

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
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

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
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

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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