Mike Scott on WAMU

Veteran bluegrass artist Mike Scott will be the subject of an interview this afternoon (2/29) with Bob Webster on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.

Mike’s early career was as a banjo picker, logging time with Carl Story, Jim & Jesse, Ronnie Reno and Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass before branching out as a solo artist about ten years ago.

Gospel music is his focus now, and live shows are as likely to find Scott on guitar and lead vocals as they are the trusty five string. His most recent album, 2011’s Take Me Lord And Use Me, was released on Rural Rhythm, featuring such stellar harmony vocalists as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Claire Lynch, Sonya Isaacs and Rhonda Vincent.

Mike will be on with Bob at 1:00 p.m. (EST) to talk about the latest CD, his upcoming appearance on RFD-TV and his Spring tour in Europe with Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa. He tells us that the RFD taping was a hoot, performing alongside country artist David Frizzell at the Ernest Tubb Theater in Nashville.

“David was so kind to allow me to come out and play banjo as a featured artist along with he and his band on one of the songs I recorded with him on his new CD, Frizzell & Friends. We also did one of his brother Lefty’s songs, Always Late. It was way too much fun!

Other guest artists on the show were Mo Bandy, Jett Williams, and Jimmy Fortune.”

That show is set to air March 29 and 30 on RFD-TV. Check local listings for scheduled air times.

And listen this afternoon to WAMU’s Bluegrass Country online at 1:00 p.m. to visit with Mike and Bob.

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John Lawless

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.