Noam Pikelny talks about his Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, the Grammys and "Gothpel". Noam’s solo release In the Maze is availble on Compass Records.
Gibson Brothers news:
Listen to this WMUK (NPR) interview with Peter Rowan. New Times considers Peter " bluegrass yodeler extraordinaire," and the band visits the land down under. Legacy was named a best album of 2010 by Country Standard Time.
Dala have earned their very first Juno Award nomination! Girls From The North Country: Dala Live In Concert has been nominated in the category ‘Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group’.
Visit Dala’s website for more details.
“It’s an ironic thing to say about such a beautiful instrument but it becomes invisible- leaving the player to concentrate solely on the music- which is what it should be all about. The Tony McManus signature model is based on the Angelus model but with the PRS wide fingerboard. The bridge and fingerboard are in ebony, and the Private Stock wood choices are pretty spectacular. The guitar is capable of going anywhere I’m capable of going musically. It works beautifully as a solo fingerstyle guitar but if I need to flatpick, it’ll go there too. It’ll accompany songs, tunes…whatever I need…tuned high and tuned low, gently caressed or driven hard.”
Visit PRS’ website to get the special edition guitar.
Episode 8 of Richard Julian’s Grooveable Feast is now live. Richard and song-writer Jesse Harris visit Brooklyn’s Bozu for sushi and discuss making records and running a label.
Watch episode 8 here.
In Dala news:
"I think once people hear it," [Catie Curtis] says, "they definitely get where I’m coming from." (From Colorado Springs Independent article on the artist)