It’s Hall of Fame season on the Bluegrass Stories podcast. Beginning September 22, listen to special episodes honoring IBMA Hall of Fame inductees the New Grass Revival (Sam Bush on 9/22) and Johnson Mountain Boys (Dudley Connell on 9/29).
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 began its sixth season August 4 with an interview with Grand Ole Opry archivist Jen Larson. On August 11, 12, and 13 Bluegrass Stories celebrates the birthday week of Seldom Scene banjo player Ben Eldridge with three interview segments. On August 18 the subject is Stan Werbin of Elderly Instruments, followed on August 25 by Grammy winning singer/songwriter/bandleader Kathy Kallick and concluding on September 1 with Mark Freeman, president of Rebel Records.
The Bluegrass Stories podcast is available now on Apple, Google, Facebook, Soundcast and at katydaley.com, where you can listen to season 6 and all of the 38 previous podcasts.