One of the most challenging aspects of hosting radio shows is doing interviews. What are the most relevant questions to ask? What are questions other people might not have thought of? How do you get the shortest possible response from someone who has a reputation […]
Author Archive: David Morris
David Morris is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, songwriter and upright bass player. He has spent much of his career as a wire service political reporter, including nearly 14 years with The Associated Press and a stint as chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News, and is now a senior editor for Kiplinger Washington Editors.
Let’s cut right to the heart of the matter: Flatt Lonesome’s Runaway Train is one of the best CDs I’ve heard this year. Not just the band, which is tight, or the songs, which are stout. Nearly everything about this record is top-notch, making it […]
Take a mighty wind, lots of rain, dozens of bands and vendors and tens of thousands of music lovers in Raleigh for IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. What do you get? A really big bluegrass tent, a huge party and, perhaps, the largest indoor bluegrass event […]
The Board of Directors of the International Bluegrass Music Association has elected a new slate of officers to lead the organization. According to board members who asked not to be identified, previous Director Jon Weisberger, who was eligible for another term, did not stand for re-election and is […]
When Chris Stapleton left the SteelDrivers a few years back, I was skeptical that the band could recapture the magic with someone else in front of the microphone. His let-it-all-hang-out style defined the band and made its recordings instantly recognizable. So let me say this […]
For a time, starting in 1972, the Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention was a big deal in the Maryland music scene. People flocked to the festival, first in Harford County, then in Carroll County, on the serene grounds of the county farm museum. Walt Michael was […]