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,
Author: Lisa Jacobi
Artist2Artist: Ira Gitlin – Two Wrongs Make An Awful Good Right
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
Hey Ira Gitlin… What’s In Your Case?
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
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
Artist2Artist: Andy Statman – What is it to be Ferocious?
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
Artist2Artist: Bryan Sutton – Relevance & the Art of Turning Stuff Down
“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
Artist2Artist: Becky Buller – Life’s Education
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
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
Artist2Artist with Dixie Hall
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
Artist2Artist: Meaning Beyond The Verse
“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