The Barry Bales podcast

Bales podcastDid you know that Barry Bales has his own audio podcast?

Well he does. The bass player for Alison Krauss & Union Station, in-demand Nashville session player, and notable bluegrass producer has set out to publish a new solo podcast each week. In truth, he has made a New Years resolution to re-establish the podcast he started last Spring before touring with AKUS took over his life.

So far in 2012, he has published 2 weeks in a row, which Barry suggests is pretty good for him. This most recent edition (1/18) finds him discussing his role in the studio, both as a player and a producer. He gives a nice thumbnail overview of the Nashville numbering system and what it’s like working for different sorts of producers.

Barry has a wonderfully dry sense of humor to go along with his comprehensive understanding of the music business, and he does a fine job of dispelling the ugly stereotype that rural Southerners are uneducated yokels.

Shoot… he even describes his podcast as “an audio sorbet!”

He also asks everyone to help him come up with a good name for the Barry Bales podcast – not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Check it out on Barry’s site, where you can also subscribe for automatic downloads.

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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.