[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 122 views]
Terry “Goose” Downing Interview

Terry “Goose” Downing has been working as a professional musician since 1990. He began playing music in Jacksonville, NC in 1978. He has since worked with country artist Razzy Bailey, Ken Mellons, and Blues greats Roscoe Shelton, Earl Gaines, Clifford Curry, and Miranda Louise. As well as Chicago/Baton Rouge great Henry Gray. Long standing member with local favorites, Delicious Blues Stew, Three Pea Soup and is currently working with Shaun Murphy Band. Goose also performs locally with other songwriters, teaches guitar, and has a home studio, where he produces projects …

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[25 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 300 views]
Charlie McCoy Interview

Born Charles Ray McCoy, his family moved to nearby Fayetteville when he was a boy and then to Miami, Florida. At age eight, he began playing the harmonica and the guitar and later, in his teens, he also learned to play the bass and trumpet. In high school in Miami his skills had developed to such an extent that he decided to pursue a career in music. He joined a local rock and roll band as guitarist and singer. When he was sixteen years old he reluctantly accompanied a friend …

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[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 508 views]
Michael Crowley Podcast

Michael Crowley is the author of “Music of Bela Bartok: Easy Arrangements for Classical Guitar Duo” This book presents 23 progressive piano pieces written by Bela Bartok, transcribed for two guitars. The material is great for classical guitar technique, sight-reading and overall musicianship. Pieces are written in standard notation and tablature.

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[11 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 1,031 views]
Artist Interview – John Mock

Published on Jun 2, 2014
John Mock is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.
John shares this heritage with audiences everywhere through his elegant and unique concert presentation From the Shoreline, where John performs original instrumental compositions on the guitar, concertina, and tin whistle. Audiences enjoy the casual …

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[28 May 2014 | No Comment | 725 views]
Exclusive Russ Carson Interview

Russ Carson grew up in a home full of old-time and bluegrass music. Surrounded by banjo and fiddle music from a very early age Russ developed a passion for the banjo and acoustic music. His father Glenn, who has been building banjos since 1975, is an old-time fiddle & banjo player.
At age 10 Russ heard Earl Scruggs play on a recording. This kindled a strong desire to start taking banjo lessons. His supportive parents contacted local banjo teacher Nev Jackson and got Russ signed up as a student. After 6 …

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[16 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,044 views]
Chicago Drum Show – Chip Ritter

Check out Melbay Author Chip Ritter @rittermethod performing this weekend at the Chicago Drum Show! http://goo.gl/N8slxJ

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[14 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,342 views]
Pattie Cossentino Interview

Nashville based saxophonist/vocalist/multi-instrumentali­st Pattie Cossentino is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Pattie earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. She also completed graduate studies at the University of North Texas. Pattie competed in several regional and national competitions winning First Place in the Baltimore Music Club Competition, First Place in The University of Maryland Undergraduate Solo Competition and was a finalist in the Baltimore Symphony Young Soloists Competition as an alto saxophonist. Also, an accomplished pianist/organist, she had also served both as Minister …

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[12 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,742 views]

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[30 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 841 views]
Stan Lassiter Interview

At age 13, Stan taught himself how to play the guitar, and played constantly throughout his high school years. The Spiders Combo was his first band at the age of 13. He played sock hops and earned his first three dollars with this band. At the age of 15, Stan played with the Electric Army Band later known as The Whole Damn Family. The Whole Damn Family was one of Nashville’s most popular bands. When Stan was 17, he jammed with the Allman Brother’s at George Jones’ Possum Holler Club. …

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 639 views]
Steve Eckels Podcast

Steve’s professional and artistic mission has been to write and publish music for enjoyment by guitar students. To this end he has published fourteen book/CD sets for Mel Bay Publications. He has been the guitar instructor for Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana since 2000. As a solo guitarist, Steve Eckels has recorded albums of music ranging from Classical Masterpieces to Cowboy songs, Native American-influenced to New Age.