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Annie Humphrey

Annie Humphrey – Eat What You Kill (Ep. 193)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Anishinaabe musician, songwriter and artist Annie Humphrey about her 2019 release Eat What You Kill ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Still My Son
  2. Now She Dances
  3. Ancient Love
  4. Give us Life
  5. Sacred Rage
SHOW NOTES

Justice Humphrey
https://www.youtube.com/@justicehumphrey544

Jeremy Ylvisaker (Producer)
https://www.instagram.com/jylvis/

Rich Mattson / Sparta Sound
https://www.richmattsonmusic.com/
https://spartasound.bandcamp.com/

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Luke LeBlanc

Luke LeBlanc – Only Human (Ep. 189)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Luke LeBlanc about his 2021 release Only Human ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Lowry Avenue
  2. Same Blues
  3. Driving
  4. Good Times Gone
  5. Too Early Gone
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Luke at:
http://www.lukeleblanc.com/

๐Ÿ’ฟ Like what you hear? Buy Luke’s music directly at: https://lukeleblanc.bigcartel.com/

Erik Koskinen (Producer and Musician on album)
https://erikkoskinen.com/

(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free by Roy August
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/(I%27m_Settin%27)_Fancy_Free

Luke Playing The Weight (w/ Anthony on banjo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xgUmnjsEqM

๐ŸŽถ Luke LeBlanc – Places Album Release Party – 12/15 at Icehouse in Minneapolis:
https://www.icehousempls.com

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Matt Lenny

Matt Lenny – Troubadours and Thieves (Ep. 184)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Michigan roots-rock songwriter Matt Lenny about his 2014 release Troubadours and Thieves ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Evelyn
  2. Unremarkable
  3. One Foot on the Road
  4. The Finest
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Matt and purchase his music directly at: https://mattlenny.com

Sonny Ratcliff (musician on album and collaborator):
https://www.sonnyratcliff.com/

Spin the Bottle (Pop up video) studio:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spin_The_Bottle_(media_company)

Matt Umanov Guitars (guitar shop Matt worked):
https://www.umanovguitars.com/

Steve Earle
https://www.steveearle.com/

Oh My God (band Matt was in):
https://www.ohmygodmusic.com/

Cornelius Vanderbilt (biography inspired album title)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Vanderbilt
https://www.amazon.com/First-Tycoon-Epic-Cornelius-Vanderbilt/dp/1400031745

Matt Lenny T-shit (Ellen wearing during episode):
https://mattlenny.com/product/893316

“In the Garden” (music video):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2lMMF5ROUg

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Best of the Back Catalog

Best of the Back Catalog Listening Party – Vol 4 (Ep. 182)

Join Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig LIVE ๐Ÿ”ด from Folk Alliance Region Midwest’s (FARM) annual gathering as they revisit some of their favorite Back Catalog Listening Parties from the past year!

From guitar amps bursting into flames in the studio ๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ”ฅ to tricking John Prine into singing harmony vocals ๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽถ, this episode is full of memorable stories and wonderful songs from The Kennedys, Aoife Scott, Jordan Hamilton, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jeremy Messersmith.

FEATURED SONGS / SEGMENTS

The Kennedys – Ep. 159 – Apr 28, 2023 -“Life is Large”

Aoife Scott – Ep. 163 – May 26, 2023 – “Dublin Saunter”

Jordan Hamilton – Ep. 132 – Oct 21, 2022 – “Radiation”

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Ep. 174 – Aug 18, 2023 – “Every December Sky”

Jeremy Messersmith – Ep. 142 – Dec 30, 2022 – “Dillinger Eyes”

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The Federales

The Federales – Blues, Bourbon & Burritos (Ep. 181)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with midwestern country rock ‘n’ rollers The Federales about their 2014 release Blues, Bourbon & Burritos ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. I Don’t Wanna Go To Arkansas
  2. Minnesota Man
  3. She’s Mine
  4. 400 Miles Away
  5. One Night Only
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about The Federales and purchase their music directly at:
https://www.federalesmpls.com/

Nicholas Straight – album Art
https://www.nickstraight.com/

๐Ÿซ™ Like what you hear? Fill up The Federales’s tip jar via PayPal:
https://paypal.me/TheFederales

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Jeff Ray

Jeff Ray – Blue Mara (Ep. 178)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with avant-garde resonator slide-guitarist and songwriter Jeff Ray about his 2009 release Blue Mara ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Sing to Me
  2. Cottonwood
  3. Until the Dust
  4. Sunshine City Tree
  5. Go On, My Blue
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Jeff Ray and purchase his music directly at:
https://jeffraymusic.com/

Willie’s American Guitars:
https://www.williesguitars.com/

Molly Maher (BCLP Ep 169):
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/artist/molly-maher/

Brianna Lane (Background Vocals):
https://www.briannalanemusic.com/

Chris Becknell (Violin)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-becknell-85982b8

Debashish Bhattacharya (Indian Slide Guitarist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debashish_Bhattacharya

Charlie Parr Episode (Ep. 61)
https://backcataloglisteningparty.com/artist/charlie-parr/

Cam Waters
https://www.camwaters.com/home.cfm

Shaun Chosa (Album Art)
https://www.shaunchosa.com/

๐ŸŽ‰ Join the party on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/backcataloglisteningparty

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JoJo Green

JoJo Green – The Line (Ep. 177)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with Minnesota indie-funk, soul and pop fusion band JoJo Green about their 2021 release The Line ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to their music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Miles Apart
  2. On the Line
  3. Side of the Road
  4. Check Engine
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about JoJo Green and buy their music directly at: https://jojogreenmusic.com/

๐Ÿ’ฟ Want a physical copy? Send $15 and your mailing address via Venmo: @jojogreenmusic

Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky” (vocal influence)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gig_in_the_Sky
https://youtu.be/2PMnJ_Luk_o?si=SmCrsWGXqtLOobyA

River Rock Studio (Minneapolis):
https://www.riverrockstudios.mn/

MN Composer Stephen Paulus:
https://stephenpaulus.com/

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Molly Maher

Molly Maher – Follow (Ep. 169)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with acclaimed Americana and blues songwriter and guitarist Molly Maher about her 2020 release Follow ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Run Run Run
  2. Bird Song (I’ll Follow You)
  3. Open Road
  4. Find the Shepard
GALLERY
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Joyann Parker

Joyann Parker – Hard to Love (Ep. 164)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with acclaimed soul/blues/roots singer, musician and songwriter Joyann Parker about her 2018 album Hard to Love ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to her music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Memphis
  2. Envy
  3. Home
  4. Evil Hearted
  5. Your Mama
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Joyann and purchase her music directly (and pre-order her upcoming album “Roots”) at:
https://www.joyannparker.com/

Like what you hear? Fill up Joyann’s tip jar via Venmo: @joyannparker

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Mark Erelli

Mark Erelli – The Memorial Hall Recordings (Ep. 161)

Hosts Mother Banjo and Anthony Ihrig talk with acclaimed New England folk-rock singer-songwriter Mark Erelli about his 2002 release The Memorial Hall Recordings ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ’ฟ. Join us as we listen to his music together and hear the stories behind the songs and recording.

FEATURED SONGS
  1. Call You Home
  2. What’s Changed
  3. The Drinking Gourd
  4. Dear Magnolia
GALLERY
SHOW NOTES

Learn more about Mark and purchase his music directly at:
https://www.markerelli.com/

Memorial Town Hall (Monson, Massachusetts):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Town_Hall

Join Mark on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/markerelli

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