Scott is a violin maker and old-time fiddler living in Port Townsend, Washington. He is a also a builder of wooden boats and a philosopher. It is alwa...View Details

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In part two of this podcast, bassist Jeff Harshbarger talks about his different approaches to using a bow with a bass. He also talks about a remarkabl...View Details

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Jeff Harshbarger is a bassist, composer, and band leader living in Lawrence, Kansas. In 2011, he was voted Best Bassist by Pitch Magazine. I first hea...View Details

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I have know very few songwriters whose songs move me as much as those composed by Carl Jones. A multi-instrumentalist as well, and that includes the f...View Details

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Erynn Marshall grew up in British Columbia but her love of traditional fiddle music eventually took her to the mountains of southwestern Virginia wher...View Details

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Inspired by Carol Rodland’s Rochester-based “If Music be the Food…” food drive concerts, violist Kim Kashkashian launched a concert series tit...View Details

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Roland Feller grew up in Switzerland and attended the violin-making school in Mittenwald, Germany, before coming to the United States to work with Sim...View Details

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In this part of my conversation with Alasdair Fraser, he tells a remarkable story about how a young girl with a rare and potentially fatal disease was...View Details

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In my twenties, I spent a year living in Scotland doing my best to learn the fiddle music of the Highlands. Later I moved to Nevada City, California, ...View Details

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Laurie Lewis is a Grammy award-winning bluegrass fiddler and songwriter. For several years she owned a violin shop in Berkeley, California. Here Lau...View Details

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In part two of my conversation with tone wood expert Bruce Harvie, we discuss the selection and use of Pernambuco for making bows and the growing prob...View Details

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Bruce Harvie is a tonewood dealer who lives in the San Juan Islands of Puget Sound. Here he shares his passion and vast knowledge of tonewood for viol...View Details

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Greg and Jere Canote are identical twins who play old-time fiddle, guitar, and banjo. Renowned for their musical stylings as well as their zany sense ...View Details

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This is the second part of my interview with violin collector David Fulton. Here David shares an entertaining mix of stories related to some of the ...View Details

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David Fulton is one of the most important violin collectors in the world today. Here David shares his life story and the passion that drove him to s...View Details

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Few violinists in modern times have made as much of a mark on the music world as Darol Anger. A founding member of the Turtle Island Quartet, he now ...View Details

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William Monical is a highly regarded restorer of bowed stringed instruments. He also possesses a wealth of knowledge concerning the evolution of the ...View Details

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With three Grammys, seven CMA awards, and numerous national fiddle, guitar, and mandolin champion titles to his name, Mark pays tribute to his mother ...View Details

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While performing at the Wintergrass Music Festival in Bellevue, Washington, Mark O’Connor takes time to revisit the memories of his childhood growin...View Details

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Episode 04 - Dr. Paolo Bodini is the president of the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy, a city that is famous for having been the home of master...View Details

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Ms. Pine begins this part of the interview with the story of an unusual experience she had once while playing a very special violin. She also discusse...View Details

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Internationally acclaimed concert violinist, recording artist, educator, and philanthropist, The New York Times describes Rachel Barton Pine as “St...View Details

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Joe McHugh is a storyteller, fiddler, and award-winning public radio journalist who travels the world exploring the many roles the violin family of in...View Details

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