Thursday, October 2, 2008

Also Coming Up on the Mooshine Show

I mentioned on Tuesday WKCR's tribute to the late Doug Tuchman this month. But there are a number of other fun things happening on The Moonshine Show in the next few weeks.

This Sunday, 5 October, young old-time fiddlers Matt Brown and Brittany Haas will be live in-studio with us. Matt has just released his second CD, whereas Brittany, I'm sure, will have much exciting news to report from what it's like to be on the road with Crooked Still. I have never heard these two play together, but individually, they are two of the finest young old-time fiddlers out there -- with Brittany having learned extensively from the master himself, Bruce Molsky -- so it should be pretty amazing to hear what they sound like together.

On 12 October, I'll be talking to Jere Cherryholmes on the phone. He is the leader of Cherryholmes, the 2005 International Bluegrass Music Association's Entertainer of the Year award winners. They have a new CD out, their third on Skaggs family records, and will be appearing at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan on Wednesday 15 October.

And at the end of the month, on 26 October, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer are going to join us live in studio to talk about their new CD on the Nonesuch label, which features 12 original tunes, as well as their appearance at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday 29 October. They're going to be playing the BIG room at Carnegie, for the record. Also, I believe that Edgar Meyer will be the first MacArthur Genius Grant winner ever to appear on The Moonshine Show.

Moonshine airs on Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to noon (EST) on 89.9 FM in the New York area and elsewhere.

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