Those of us who are self-employed players of bluegrass music do something on a regular basis that Lester Flatt, Carter Stanley, and Ernest Granham never had to bother with (don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize that third name; I just made it up): we […]
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.
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 […]
Baseball is a game of lineage more so than its other pro-sport peers. Stakeholders of this pastime value a certain overlapping of eras, strategies and philosophies that links together generations of the game. Similarly, stakeholders of bluegrass music value their own generation-to-generation ideals in the […]
This month’s edition of Artist2Artist finds Lisa Jacobi looking at the wider landscape of bluegrass music. Lisa was inspired by her discussion with musical artist Laurie Lewis. Their complete interview can be heard in the podcast below. What do you think is the state of bluegrass music? […]
Bill Evans and I met up one morning at this year’s Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. He had just finished teaching beginner banjo to a handful of workshop attendees. Folk Alliance has added a free, and might I add, robust lineup of instrumental workshops to their conference. […]