GTR-030 - Bands Versus Jams

August 8, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 030

Bands Versus Jams - In this episode I explore the differences between the bluegrass you hear at jam sessions versus the bluegrass you hear performed by bands. I also describe the stages of development as a bluegrass player, tell a couple of stories and give the "quick and dirty" instructions for how to start a band. Also, I feature a full tune by the Savannah, Georgia band City Hotel. Enjoy the show!

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GTR-029 - Self-Hypnosis with Sam Brown

August 1, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 029

Self-Hypnosis with Sam Brown - You might wonder what a Berklee School of Music grad, a professional drummer from the UK, hypnotic trance, and Boris the Military Pod have to do with bluegrass. Fair question! In this episode I present an unscripted chat with Sam Brown, creator of the Self-Hypnosis for Musicians audio program, and we venture down the rabbit hole of how the mind works. We talk hypnosis, subliminal messaging, focal dystonia and more. You will not cluck like a hen after listening to this episode. I promise. Enjoy the show!

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-028 - Bob Putnam Interview

July 25, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 028

Bob Putnam Interview - In this episode I sit down at the kitchen table with my good friend Bob Putnam and talk bluegrass and art. Bob, as an artist, sculptor and art educator, has a knack for describing these fascinating similarities. Enjoy the show!

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-027 - Real Listening

July 18, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 027

Real Listening - In this episode we explore the art of listening. Learning how to focus, filter, isolate or hear "the whole" will make you a better musician. Enjoy the show!

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-026 - Simon Mayor Interview

July 11, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 026

Simon Mayor Interview - At least one of the roots of bluegrass extends across the pond to Europe. In this episode I sit down with English mandolinist Simon Mayor and compare notes. Enjoy the show!

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GTR-025 - A Table Needs Three Legs

July 4, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 025

A Table Needs Three Legs - This podcast episode is about balance and stability. What are the three primary supports you need to develop to be a good musician? Discover your strengths and weaknesses and you'll progress faster and further. Enjoy the show!

Have fun and please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you enjoy the show you can support what I am doing by visiting my online store at http://www.payhip.com/bradleylaird.

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-024 - Thoughts on Improvisation

June 27, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 024

Thoughts on Improvisation - Don't say you can't improvise! You already do. You did it as a baby and continue to this day--with speech! In this episode I talk about the art of music improvisation and how it compares to speech. I try to help you make sense of "hillbilly jazz" and give you tips to become better at it. Enjoy the show!

Have fun and please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you enjoy the show you can support what I am doing by visiting my online store at http://www.payhip.com/bradleylaird.

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GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-023 - Play Ball!

June 20, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 023

Play Ball! - In this episode I talk about the connections between bluegrass and baseball, historically and "operationally." Bluegrass is a team sport. Enjoy the show!

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The show notes for this episode are listed here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-23-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who play or are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-022 - Luthier Todd Lunneborg Interview

June 13, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 022

Luthier Todd Lunneborg Interview - In this episode I dropped by the shop of luthier Todd Lunneborg and recorded this conversation about set-up, instrument repair, and a lot of other subjects. Todd is a talented musician, instrument builder, repairman, and restorer. Enjoy the show!

Have fun and please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you enjoy the show you can support what I am doing by visiting my online store at http://www.payhip.com/bradleylaird.

The show notes for this episode are listed here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-22-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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GTR-021 - Something Phishy

June 6, 2017

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 021

Something Phishy - In this episode I recount when our band Cedar Hill opened for Phish at Lakewood in Atlanta. I had no idea who they were! I also talk about my father and why we should thank those people who might not play but who helped us along the way. This episode is a testament to how easy it is to be ignorant of so many things. Enjoy the show!

Have fun and please rate and review the show on iTunes. If you enjoy the show you can support what I am doing by visiting my online store at http://www.payhip.com/bradleylaird.

The show notes for this episode are listed here: http://www.bradleylaird.com/podcast/episode-21-show-notes.html

GrassTalkRadio is a show for people who are learning to play bluegrass.

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