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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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The Bills

The Bills – Let Em Run (Ep. 66)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with award-winning Canadian folk/roots band The Bills 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Overture (Let Em Run) / Old Blue Bridge
  2. Bamfield’s John Vanden
  3. The Gatlinburg
  4. Let Em Run
  5. The Traveller
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn about The Bills and purchase their music at:
http://thebills.ca/

Like what you hear? Fill up The Bill’s tip jar via PayPal: paypal@thebills.ca

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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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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)
GALLERY
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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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The OK Factor

The OK Factor – That’s Enough of That (Ep. 51)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with new-classical crossover duo The OK Factor about their 2016 release That’s Enough of That 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Liz’s Porch
  2. Sopris
  3. Fly
  4. Tiny Towns (Amish for a Day)
SHOW NOTES

Learn More about the The OK Factor:
https://www.theokfactor.com/

The OK Factor Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/theokfactor

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Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem – Gambling Eden (Ep. 42)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with fiddler/vocalist Rani Arbo and her string band Daisy Mayhem who have been blurring the boundaries of American roots music for the last 20 years. We’re excited to be digging into their 2003 release Gambling Eden 🎶 💿. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS:
  1. Finland
  2. Turtle Dove
  3. Closer
  4. Eve
  5. The Farmer Is The Man
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Learn more about Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem and purchase their music at: https://www.raniarbo.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up their tip jar via PayPal: raniarbo@gmail.com | Venno: @raniarbo

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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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Barley Jacks

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

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Jillian Rae

Jillian Rae – Wanderlust (Ep. 16)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter Jillian Rae about her 2017 release Wanderlust 🎶 💿.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Wanderlust
  2. Breathe
  3. Nebraska
  4. Free
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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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