Charlie Cushman, Rob Ickes interviews from Mel Bay

Mel Bay Publications has launched a video artist interview series on YouTube, and several of the first videos posted feature prominent bluegrass artists. The interviews are conducted by Nashville media personality Erica Cantrell, and include brief bios, playing tips and current projects.

Here’s her discussion with Charlie Cushman, one of Nashville’s top banjo players and set up men.

Erica also interviews reso-wizard Rob Ickes on The Bluegrass Bus.

Visit the Mel Bay YouTube page to see more, including videos with David Harvey of Gibson mandolins and flatpick entrepreneur Steve Kaufman.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.