GTR-064 - End of a Perfect Day

April 11, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 064

End of a Perfect Day - Was attempted murder justified? Would a jury have acquitted after hearing the accused plead "temporary insanity due to hormones"? I leave it to you to draw your own conclusions about this true tale from a bluegrass festival.

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GTR-063 - How To Fill In

April 4, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 063

How To Fill In - Inevitably, sometimes a band member can't do a gig and that creates an opportunity for someone else to get their foot in the door, help a band in need, and rack up more mileage on the experience-o-meter. Here are my thoughts from both sides of the issue on how to pull it off successfully. Enjoy!

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GTR-062 - V.I.P. Interview

March 28, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 062

V.I.P. Interview - I have a hard time understanding folks with no kids. I am also quite sure they have a hard time understanding those of us with kids. Perhaps this long-promised interview with a very important person will shed some light on this. Dig a hole, put a chicken in the hole, put sand in the hole. Pure genius.

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GTR-061 - “Blue Grass Boy” Author Barb Rosenstock

March 21, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 061

Barb Rosenstock Interview - Join me for this interview with Barb Rosenstock, author of the new children's book "Blue Grass Boy", a biographical picture book about Bill Monroe. Listen as she tells how getting lost, winding up at Bean Blossom, and binge listening to Bluegrass Junction led to the creation of this wonderful book. The episode also has a quick bit of news for students using my mandolin instruction videos.

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GTR-060 - Heckling The Audience

March 15, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 060

Hecklng The Audience - For the audience, the band is the show. For the band, the audience is the show! Join me in this rambling diatribe on a few things I have observed from the stage. No offense to cloggers, cow bell clangers, spoon players, generous drunks, conga-line dancers, clap-along-ers, or any other supporter of live bluegrass music. Have fun.

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GTR-059 - Saints and Sinners

March 9, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 059

Saints and Sinners - This thought, like a pinball rattling around in my head, has attracted my mind for decades: Is bluegrass some sort of folk religion? Play along with my ride while I stretch this harmless analogy to its limits. Hmmm... Perhaps I'll paint it on velvet one day.

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GTR-058 - Your Timeline

March 1, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 058

Your Timeline - We are all on a timeline. Events and choices come along and affect our ability levels and our life. In this episode I run a timeline of myself and try to reveal what causes the ups and downs.

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GTR-057 - Go To A Bluegrass Festival

February 22, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 057

Go To A Bluegrass Festival - Bluegrass festivals are the great tribal gatherings of folks like you. Tired of being surrounded by friends and co-workers who don't "get it" like you do? Pick a festival, make a plan, and go.

The start of the show is a little commentary on technology and why you should back up your computer and why I love granny's old cast iron skillet. Have fun!

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GTR-056 - How To Learn From Videos

February 15, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 056

How To Learn From Videos - Online video instruction is taking over from private lessons and books but I am not sure everyone knows how to make the best use of this one way stream of information. Try these ideas if you are using videos to improve your playing. Have fun!

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GTR-055 - Choose One Thing

February 8, 2018

GrassTalkRadio.com Episode 055

Choose One Thing - In this episode I discuss one of the best ways to improve the quality and results of your practice. I make the case for constructive tunnel vision. Have fun!

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