Is there possible gainful employment after being a professional bluegrass musician most of your life? I realize it’s a question that very few full time bluegrass pros ever ask, because they almost never retire. Sometimes they stop working, but that’s not necessarily the same thing. No, […]
Author Archive: Lisa Jacobi
At "Artist2Artist with Lisa Jacobi," music lovers and Bluegrass Today fans soulfully connect with leading musical artists and their industry gurus and spiritual mentors once per lunar cycle via three platforms - written column, audio podcast and streaming video.
On the professional music front, Lisa is a successful songwriter - her music has been licensed by a number of television shows, movies and other media projects. She is a mutli-instrumentalist and vocalist in the band Playing On The Planet.
“John Hartford talked about the process of driving a river boat is not to look right in front of you, but to look a mile down the river.” Busy musical artists oft times become tangled in their own lack of long-range strategy. The majority of […]
This year, I promise not to fire my bandmate, Pete. Don’t laugh. Okay, laugh. Every couple of years I terminate him. It’s because we are such good friends, know each other inside-out, and love each other like the closest of siblings – and when we […]
In mid-May of this past year, I traveled to Franklin, Tennessee to interview the beautiful, talented and highly successful songwriter, Miss Dixie Hall. or… Miss Dixie, if you’ve known her for your entire life – or if you have just met her. Permission granted. Here […]
Intelligent Thought + Intelligent Music = Intelligent Voice Americana music has a voice. Folk music IS a voice. Bluegrass music seems content to exist in a self-created climate of politeness and keeping your head low. It is rare for bluegrass music artists to share […]
Okay, before some of you go all-diesel on me, I am aware that many of our bluegrass music bands have a bus (and some have two) for their performance tours along the bluegrass ribbon of highway. In my recorded interview with Frank Solivan below, my reference to a bus as it relates to bluegrass music is […]
I recently interviewed Robyn Taylor (RobynTaylorMusic.com) for my Artist2Artist radio show. Our conversation took place at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia just outside of Atlanta where Robyn would be performing later that evening. I have interviewed other musical artists at this prestigious music venue, most recently […]
In the pursuit of creativity, a true artist relies on a counter-intuitive vision to see and develop opportunities that others miss. Yes… counter-intuitive. They travel to where others won’t, and they believe in who they are and what it is about them that they bring […]