In this podcast Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller talks with Flapticking Guitar Magazine columnist, Brad Davis. Dan talks with Brad about a new songwriting contest that he and his partners are hosting at music stores throughout the southeast during the first few months of 2012 and they also discuss the upcoming release of Brad's new acoustic solo CD. The also talk about the CD that Brad's electric rock band, Iron Giant, has recorded as well as Brad's his work with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton. You'll also get to hear a great new tune that is the title cut of Brad's soon-to-be-released solo record, "The Voice of Eddie Stubbs."

Direct download: FGM_Podcast_42.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

In this podcast Dan Miller spends time talking with Paige Anderson of the Anderson Family Band of Grass Valley, California.  Paige was first featured back in Volume 10, Number 6 of the Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, which was the special women's issue.  Since then she has been a guest columnist on two occasions, most recently being in our special fiddle tune issue, number 2.  Today Dan talks with Paige about her family band, her new duo CD with her sister Aimee, and about what it is like being a female teenage bluegrass flatpicker.  Paige also gave us a cut from her upcoming duo CD.

Direct download: FGM_Podcast_41.mp3
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In this edition of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's podcast Dan Miller talks with Flatpicking Guitar Magazine's email newsletter instructor, Mickey Abraham.  For several years now Mickey has been writing the free monthly lesson that goes out with the FGM email newsletter at the end of every month.  We thought that those of you who have been working with Mickey's lessons may be interested in knowing a little more about him.  So Mickey and Dan talk about his lessons, his teaching, his performing and recording, and the cover story Mickey wrote about Grant Gordy for the Sept/Oct 2011 issue of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. 
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_40.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT

In this podcast Dan Miller talks  to guitarist, singer, and songwriter Wayne Taylor.  For years Wayne was the leader of the US Navy's country and bluegrass band Country Current.  Now retired from the Navy, Wayne is touring with his own band Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa.  The band has recorded a couple of CDs and is quite active on the bluegrass festival circuit.   In this podcast Wayne and Dan talk about his career in music and after the interview is over you'll get to here a cut from Wayne's new CD.  I hope you enjoy our Wayne Taylor podcast.

Direct download: FGM_Podcast_39.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

In this podcast Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller caught up with Bryan McDowell at Houstonfest in Galax, Virginia, in early May 2011.  Bryan McDowell is the guy who has stunned the contest world over the past few years by not only winning the guitar, mandolin, and fiddle championships in the same year at the Walnut Valley contest in Winfield, Kansas, but also winning almost every other major contest up and down the east coast in all three of those instruments.  Last year Bryan came out with a CD called "The Contestant" which highlights some of his contest arrangements.  In this podcast we'll talk with Bryan about his contest wins and you'll get to hear his arrangement of "Whiskey Before Breakfast" from his new CD.
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_38.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:39pm EDT

On this podcast Dan Miller talks with flatpicking master Kenny Smith.  Fifteen years ago Kenny released a CD called "Studebaker" that has become  "must own" recording for any flatpicking enthusiast.  Now, in May of 2011, Kenny is getting ready to release a new solo instrumental recording titled "The Return."  In this podcast Dan talks with Kenny about the new recording and you'll have the opportunity to listen to a cut from the CD.  We hope you enjoy this podcast.

Direct download: FGM_Podcast_37.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:05am EDT

In this podcast Dan Miller talks with Mark Dalton of the Huss and Dalton Guitar Company about their excellent line of acoustic guitars.
Direct download: FGM_Podcast_36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

In this Podcast Flatpicking Guitar Magazine editor Dan Miller interviews the 2006 National Flatpicking Champion Matt Arcara.  Matt is currently living in Portland, Maine, and playing lead guitar with the band Joy Kills Sorrow.  When he is not on the road with the band Matt is home building guitars and producing some incredibly fine instruments.  Dan and Matt talk about the band's music, the importance of building a strong foundation in the study of the flatpicking masters, and Matt's custom guitar building business.

Direct download: FGM_Podcast_35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

Hello Everyone and Welcome to Flatpicking Guitar Magazine Podcast Number 34.  In this Podcast Dan Miller is speaking with Joe McColley, a talented flatpicker from San Antonio, Texas.  Joe recently released a very nice CD of flatpicking guitar tunes called Flatpicking Classics and recorded the majority of the tunes in duo with either  Adam Wright or Mark Cosgrove, who are both former National Flatpicking Guitar Champions.  Dan talks with Joe about his preparation for and recording of this project and then you'll hear a cut from the recording.  
Direct download: FGM_Podcast__34.mp3
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