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 her column & audio interviews here in Bluegrass Today or at Stitcher Radio, iTunes, or Radio Velvet across Europe. Artist2Artist conversations are recorded on stage in front of live audiences at the shows of her musical artist guests or sometimes in unique locations. The interviews give an inside peek into artistic pursuit and development, business strategy, as well as issues that impact the music industry. This is NOT your typical album-release or tour-promotion discussion. Lisa's interesting and engaging interview style harvests revealing insights from her guests.

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 Lisa Jacobi & Playing On The Planet.

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Artist2Artist: Bobby Hicks – Are You Really Listening?

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

If it were magic, all of us fiddle players would be playing like bluegrass musician Bobby Hicks. But as he says… “fiddle playing is hard and it takes a long time to get good. You’ve got to listen… REALLY listen.” Today, I started really listening. […]


Artist2Artist: Ira Gitlin – Two Wrongs Make An Awful Good Right

| July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

For those who don’t regularly attend bluegrass festivals, or listen to the classic bluegrass music on albums or on terrestrial, streaming and satellite music stations — the clash of musical voicing is what makes classic bluegrass music… bluegrass music. It’s that quirky “you know it […]


Hey Ira Gitlin… What’s In Your Case?

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lisa Jacobi caught up with DC-area banjoist Ira Gitlin at a dog park in Alexandria, VA for one of her guerrilla-style What’s In Your Case? videos.  


Artist2Artist: Darin & Brooke Aldridge – Never Far From Home

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

They say a band is like a family. There must be trust among the members. There must be an atmosphere of peace and gentleness that allows for quiet time to think, and be inspired, and to create. There can’t be any secrecy. There must be […]


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 […]