Dudley Connell has been lead singer with the Seldom Scene for 25 years. Before that, he was a member of the Johnson Mountain Boys. Hear his conversation with Katy Daley in the current episode of the Bluegrass Stories podcast.
Bluegrass Stories is a podcast hosted by former WAMU and Bluegrass Country host and program director Katy Daley and Howard Parker. Along with mandolinist Akira Otsuka, they started the podcast in April 2019 as a way of getting behind the scenes in the bluegrass business. They’ve interviewed musicians, instrument builders and dealers, promoters, educators, broadcasters – anyone with a good story to share.
The podcast is now in its fourth “season,” which began February 4 and runs through March 10. Interviews in this series include Bluegrass Country program director Chris Teskey, Adam Kirr and Phil Chorney of Charm City Bluegrass, Gibson Brothers sideman and friend Eric O’Hara, Dudley Connell of the Seldom Scene, musician/educator Tara Linhardt and John Lawless, editor of Bluegrass Today.
The Connell Bluegrass Stories podcast will be available at 8 am on February 25, on Apple, Google, Facebook, Soundcast and at katydaley.com. Bluegrasscountry.org will publish links to the podcasts throughout the season.