• Q&A with Katy Daley – Paul Beard

    Paul Beard has been a luthier and builder of resonator guitars at Beard Guitars in his hometown of Hagerstown, Maryland since 1985. His mother was a housewife who raised three children and his father worked as a purchasing agent at

  • Akira Otsuka talks John Duffey’s mandolins

    Akira Otsuka with John Duffey's F-12 - photo by Michael G. Stewart American bluegrass audiences became aware of Akira Otsuka during Bluegrass 45’s first U.S. tour in 1971. Bluegrass 45 will celebrate their 50th anniversary by playing the Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Alan Munde

    Katy spent a good while on the phone recently with Alan Munde, surely among the most celebrated banjo players of his generation, to talk about his long career in bluegrass. In addition to being a trendsetter on the five string,

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Tom Mindte

    Tom Mindte, head of Patuxent Music and bandleader of Patuxent Partners, stores an extensive record collection at his studio in Rockville, Maryland.  I asked him how his interest in collecting and music got started. TM:  Dad had a heating and air

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Dailey & Vincent

    Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their highly successful musical partnership. They have gone to the top of the bluegrass world, and are now expanding into other markets in that short space of time. Some of

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – The Gibson Brothers

    Here is Katy's interview with Eric and Leigh, The Gibson Brothers, about their latest album, In The Ground, due February 17 on Rounder Records. She takes them through each of the tracks for something of a verbal preview. KD: We’ve been

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Del McCoury

    Del McCoury is in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, he’s a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Grammy winner, and holds multiple IBMA awards, too many to list. Today is his 78th birthday. Even with all he’s accomplished, it

  • Q&A with Katy Daley – Claire Lynch

    Q&A with Katy Daley is a new, ongoing feature here at Bluegrass Today. The column may be new, but you all know the contributor, Katy Daley, a familiar voice from the Katy Daley Show each weekday morning at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. As she transitions away

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