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.

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Artist2Artist: Andy Statman – What is it to be Ferocious?

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

You know what drives me nuts? It’s pretty simple. It’s for me to be on stage and play a fiddle note that is not good quality. Mind you, it can be one note in thousands — or it can be a bunch of poorly delivered […]


Artist2Artist: Bryan Sutton – Relevance & the Art of Turning Stuff Down

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

“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 […]


Artist2Artist: Becky Buller – Life’s Education

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

She is so cute. Let me say that more loudly: SHE IS SO CUTE.  and genuine. and honest. and transparent. and rare. I had the pleasure to interview Becky Buller on stage at doors open at her recent Woodsongs Coffee House show at Stage 123 […]


Artist2Artist: Donna The Buffalo’s Tara Nevins – Giving Each Their Space

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Artist2Artist with Dixie Hall

| January 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

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 […]


Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between the production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.” – Ursula Le Guin There are lyrics which transcend the words that are chosen, rising above the ink used and the […]


Artist2Artist: Si Kahn – Silence Is Assent

| December 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Artist2Artist: Frank Solivan – Preshow Routine & the *Ether* World

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 […]


Hey Frank Solivan: What’s in your case?

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobi caught up from Frank Solivan backstage at the Station Inn not long ago to ask the famous bluegrass question.  


Artist2Artist: Robyn Taylor – Quieting the Nashville Noise

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I recently interviewed Robyn Taylor ( 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 […]