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Ken Miller - Learning Guitar on His Wife’s Old Boyfriend’s Guitar

November 29th, 2022

Ken Miller learned how to sing harmony in church choir, played trombone in high school and taught himself how to play guitar on an old nylon string guitar his wife inherited from an old boyfriend.

Windon & Ricker - Two Ordinary Guys Who Make Extraordinary Music

October 20th, 2022

Maryland based duo Windon & Ricker were put together musically by the pastor at their church in 1984.  Describing themselves as ordinary guys who like to make music, Rick & Richey make music that is far from ordinary.  Their CD 'Ordinary Man', released in 2000, was started in Maryland and finished in Nashville.  It is incredibly good !  Meet Rick Windon and Richey Ricker.

Chris McLaughlin - Stella to Harmony Sovereign to Martin Dreadnought

October 4th, 2022

Chris McLaughlin has a wonderful collection of traditional and exotic musical instruments, but his favorite is the Harmony Sovereign he acquired at a young age.  Like many of us, his first guitar was a Stella wall hanger, but his Harmony Sovereign began his love of acoustic guitar.

Carey Anne Farrell - Chicago Based Singer-Songwriter

September 21st, 2022

Chicago based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, teacher and author Carey Anne Farrell talks about her musical history, her upcoming CD 'Someone Else's Wings', playing trombone in her marching band and what triggers her songwriting.

In Memory of Dave Weiner - Working Man’s Songwriter

August 24th, 2022

Maryland based songwriter Dave Weiner passed away August 15 (2022), five days shy of his 70th birthday.  I have often described Dave as a working man's songwriter, much like his hero John Prine.  Please join me as I reminisce and listen to Dave's songs from his CD 'Highway Song by D. L. Weiner'.

Reminiscing with Rich Brachold of ’Richard Todd’

July 17th, 2022

My best friend Rich Brachold and I met in college and began performing for coeds while the boys played basketball.  We had so much fun, we ditched our after college jobs to begin performing professionally on Cape Cod, Boston and Sugarloaf Ski Resort in Maine.  Rich and I reminisce about the beginning years of attracting girls with guitars and how we got to where we are today, still performing 50+ years later.  Special thanks to Rich for joining me.  

David Craver - Royal Guitar Strings & Open Mic Network

June 3rd, 2022

David Craver is a busy man.  He is a performing singer-songwriter, founder of the Open Mic Network (www.openmic.us) and The Swiss String Company (Royal Guitar Strings).  He is also the President of Amped Kids, an organization that gets musical instruments into the hands of foster kids, and two or three other things.

Cool Water - The Songs of Mark Austin

May 17th, 2022

As a follow-up to my recent interview with Washington DC based songwriter/guitarist Mark Austin, here are the songs from his 2004 CD 'Cool Water'.  

Mark Austin - Opening for Janis Ian - The Gig to Remember

April 22nd, 2022

Washington D.C. based guitarist/songwriter Mark Austin relates what led up to him opening for the incredible Janis Ian, how he writes his songs, what string brand he uses (and why), and what it was like growing up disliking piano lessons, and how his grandmother came to the rescue.

Jeff Miller - Multi-Tracking LIVE With A Looper Pedal

April 20th, 2022

Nashville-based performing singer-songwriter Jeff Miller uses a looper pedal to create multi-tracked songs live on-stage.  Jeff discusses his equipment, how he uses it and his collaboration with Phil Keaggy.

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