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The Orange Mighty Trio

The Orange Mighty Trio – Infrastructure (Ep. 115)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with Minneapolis violinist and composer Zack Kline about his maverick chamber music project The Orange Mighty Trio ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Point A
  2. Long Zoom
  3. Infrastructure
  4. The Junction
  5. Waltz of the Traffic Patterns
GALLERY

Link to images from Infrastructure Tour in 2009:
http://www.orangemightytrio.com/OMT/Photos/Pages/OMT_Infrastructure_Tour_09.html


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Learn more about the band:
http://www.orangemightytrio.com/

Learn more about Zack Kline and his current projects at:
https://www.zackkline.com/

Like what you hear? Purchase their music directly at: orangemightytrio.bandcamp.com

Purchase physical CD directly by email the band at:
hello[at]orangemightytrio.com (while supplies last)

Long Zoom – Music Video:
https://youtu.be/L3wv2ZxnhWs

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Original Score to Twilight Zone Episode): Composed and performed Orange Mighty Trio and commissioned by Square Lake Film and Music Festival:
https://vimeo.com/53611021

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Jake Blount

Jake Blount – Reparations (Ep. 94)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist Jake Blount about his 2017 EP Reparations ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recordings.

  1. Wiley Lawes’
  2. We’re Gonna Hunt The Buffalo
  3. Rolling River
  4. The Rabbit
SHOW NOTES

Learn More About Jake and purchase his music directly:
https://jakeblount.com/

Banjo Newsletter Article on Jake:
https://banjonews.com/2019-09/jake_blount.html

Tatiana Hargreaves (fiddle player on album)
https://www.tatianahargreaves.com

Brief Bio of Manco Sneed
https://www.blueridgeheritage.com/artist/manco-sneed/

Recording of Manco Sneed Playing Wiley Lawes’:
https://youtu.be/adMvfgzXOjE

Jimmy Driftwood
https://www.jimmydriftwood.com/

Recording of Jimmy Driftwood playing “We’re Gonna Hunt the Buffalo”
https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/were-gonna-hunt-buffalo

Murphy Gribble, John Lusk, and Albert York (home page includes recording of Rolling River)
https://www.gribbleluskandyork.org/

Carolina Chocolate Drops
https://www.rhiannongiddens.com/carolina-chocolate-drops

Abbey Pechman – Album Art Artist
https://www.instagram.com/mindtheglitch/
https://apechman.myportfolio.com/

Teodar Jackson – Texas Fiddler who composed The Rabbit
https://fieldrecorder.org/teodar-jackson-texas-fiddler/
https://www.oldtimeherald.org/2021/12/african-american-fiddling-from-texas-teodar-jackson/

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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 ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. 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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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
SHOW NOTES

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

Peterโ€™s Podcastโ€” My Life And Time As A Radio Musician: https://www.peterostroushko.com/#podcast

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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 ๐ŸŽป, songwriter and music instructor Eric Christopher about his 2012 album In the Quiet Night: fiddle tunes from the upper midwest ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ.

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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Don Stiernberg

Don Stiernberg – Mandoboppin (Ep. 33)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with world-renowned jazz mandolin maestro Don Stiernberg about his 2013 release Mandoboppin ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Life Itself
  2. Bix in Rio
  3. Donniebrook
  4. Magnanimous
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Sam Miltich

Sam Miltich – Peasants with Torches (Ep. 17)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk this Friday with award winning jazz guitarist Sam Miltich about his 2019 release Peasants with Torches ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to Sam’s music together and hear him tell the stories behind the songs and the recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Majstore, Majstore Cocek
  2. Homesick
  3. Now’s The Time To Panic
  4. Martha’s Dream

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Dean Magraw

Dean Magraw – Seventh One (Ep. 8)

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Dave Hull

Dave Hull- Time Machine (Ep. 5)