Whether you first knew Joe Newberry through his terrific old-time band Big Medicine, or just discovered him on a Prairie Home Companion, Joe is the real deal. He's an amazing musician... and he's a genuinely nice person. What you may not know is the caliber of the songs he writes.
Not to worry, there are some really good examples in his show.
Ken is a marvelous force. His curiosity drives him to understand, then learn, then teach. His artful and historic contributions are enormous. And similar to his unique melodic style, he seemingly does it all effortlessly.
Laura's contagious enthusiasm for traditional music, community and history make her the perfect "poster child" for the Old-time Performer series. Besides that, she's just plain fun to be around. Enjoy!
Meet the delightfully entertaining, reflective and talented Steve Arkin. Ascending the musical ladder (starting with bluegrass), Steve became an old-time convert after just a few short hours at the Church of Clifftop. I'm so grateful (for all us us) that he saw the light.
Steve's musical contributions are both exciting and inspiring... even if you're just listening (versus being a part of his inner circle). Enjoy!
Frank Lee - Yes, he's a great banjo player. And yes, the Freight Hoppers are a premier example of how to best play old-time music. But I'm pretty sure you had no idea how incredibility innovative and resourceful Frank Lee is in real life. It all started when he was very young.