35 Burst results for "brad"
Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury
"Fulton county prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former president donald trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud. The atlanta journal constitution has learned legal. Experts are split as to whether there's a strong case to be made but most agreed trump's effort to overturn georgia's election results. Merit greater scrutiny. Vanni willis fulton's new district attorney has said she's prepared to follow the evidence wherever it leads. Some believe the recording of trump's january second phone call with georgia secretary of state. Brad ravensburger leaning on him to find the votes to reverse. Joe biden's win is grounds to move forward
The Worst Golden Globes Ever Completely Botched Its Diversity Scandal
"The gloves were the first award show to take a controversy and actually address it. Head on the winners presenters and even hosts did not hold back about the lack of diversity and those who pick the globe winners. In fact. Amy and tina got into right at the start of the show. Watch the hollywood. Foreign press association is made up of around ninety international. No black journalists. I realized h fda. Maybe you guys didn't get memo because your workplace. Is the backer booth a french. Mcdonald's but you gotta change that it is great to be black the golden globes back back at the golden globes black back anywhere in the spirit of inclusion. I hope that this time next year. This ceremony reflects the true brad and diversity of the film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated. Thank you to the on white. Hollywood foreign press jane fonda two. I think addressed as well head on. How did you feel how did you think they did handling this. Go ahead jane fonda. she's always fantastic. But i i love. They came out hitting it right on top of the head. Everyone had the jokes. I personally thought the foreign press probably thought they had a black woman on the board. Yeah i think it was rachel dole. I think they just found out on us. Yeah i was the first show that you actually a president. Come out actually admit okay. We're gonna make some changes. We're going to do something. And i think you know if you're not gonna talk about it Then you're part of the
Boston Celtics beat Washington Wizards in trap game, 111-110
"Until you busy news radio to straight wins for the Celtics to get back to 517 and 17. He's pulled out of 1 11 1 10 win over the Wizard's thanks to Jason Tatum's winning bucket in the final five seconds. The All Star scored 31 points outdone on Lee by Brad Beals 46 much needed win for the Bruins for one of the Rangers, Trent Frederick scored a rare goal and said Boston's leaders air doing just that You just lied there pretty positive. Sometimes it's hard love, but when they're good guys You all the time. They can tell you what's what's true and what's right. And they know how to turn your buttons on every guy in this team, so leadership group. We have no problems with them. They're always come out and play every day. It's AH, restless. You gotta bring it every night and we'll be really good Oxygen. Red Sox lost their first preseason game 76 to the Twins. With fans in the stands. Prospect Jeter Downs homered and drove in three and Colin more
Illinois wins 74-69 as Wisconsin's Trice-led rally falls short
"Guffey Cochran scored nineteen points and Trent Frazier hit a pair of game clinching free throws that allowed fifth ranked Illinois to survive against number twenty three Wisconsin seventy four sixty nine the Illini led by thirteen it told me to try scored the badgers final nineteen points over to twelve span the last coming on a three pointer to cut the Illinois lead to seventy sixty nine with six point seven seconds left Illinois coach Brad Underwood said he liked his defense until twice took over down the stretch I think we held them to four threes at that point and then obviously the major tries it traffic player he's a young man with a lot of charisma and and you know it you got going I'm breaker balas court seventy points for Illinois Trice finished with twenty nine points I'm the ferry
Sportswriter Zach Lowe on NBA Mid-Season Leaders
"Where. We are at the midway point of the nba season. And that means. I have questions for you about the utah jazz. I say the utah jazz to you. Right now what comes to mind a whole lot of threes there making these every time you know checkup jazz box score at my brain just glances over twenty two thousand from three leg. It's just nothing there number two in defense in number three or something in offense. They do profile as championship contender. Like they're the best team in the league by record right now. Are they the best team in the league to you. While the comparison that that's become sort of commonplaces they're they're the new sixty win hawks. The team that was built to win a lot of games regular season pretty ball movement side to side movement. You don't really have the star power to compete against lebron james when it comes down to it in the playoffs but i don't think they're just sort of blake a regular season flute so the way the jazz are playing right now. It reminds me not just of the hawks as you said but also a kind of mutant version of the houston rockets simply because of the sheer volume of threes. Does that comparison sounded all right and also does that comparison than invite the questions about what happens in the postseason. If shooting a bunch of threes doesn't go as well as it did in the regular season. That comparison does not ring true to me honestly just stylistically. They're so different. The volume of threes is similar. Like they are taking a houston. Daryl morey level volume of threes. But they play so differently. The other comparison is brad stevens. I think the first one to give voice to this is to two thousand fourteen spurs which is kind of like. That's that's i don't want to say that out loud well to an mba hipster fan to an emmy afficionados. Let's put it that way kinda sewer. What does that specific spurs team. What does that evoke in your memory. It almost has this sort of religion. Level reverend yes. Everybody loved watching that team. Anybody who was at games three to five of the finals that year when by the beginning of game four we were all looking at each other. Like all my god. They're just going to destroy the heat and to compare any team to where that team reached. It just feels like talking to a pitcher in the seventh inning of a no hitter. Something like you just don't want to say out loud but that is a comparison. People are making looked at jazz. Their undoing in the playoffs in in previous seasons was day would very much like the hawks. Actually day would get a lot of open threes and not make them and you could look at that and say well. We did everything right. We just didn't make shots. Which is what. Every hawks team including that one said after the playoffs. And so yeah. The three point volume is similar to the rockets. And that's a little scary. The team that this discussion has occurred in the context of is the lakers. As you said as it must be the defending champions and so when you look at the lakers right now. I want to get to lebron specifically in a second but just them without anthony davis and how much they've struggled most recently losing to these jazz and blow out. What is that revealing to you or confirming to you about what this team needs to actually content. I think like any team. They need their best players to be healthy. I i'm pretty low on the lakers panic meter because it's not just anthony. Davis who you know was first team all nba hill assures. Anthony davis is not like some borderline all the best players in the league. Dennis schreuder is maybe their third best player. I think kyle kuzma is kind of the claim that mantle disturbing might be their third most important player. Because he's the only other guy. With the exception of some frisky alex russo games entail. Norton tucker will get you some. You know some stuff done now and then but he's learned other on ball creator the other the other guys threat to score or pass to somebody else. Yeah you take them away and it's like oh my god. Lebron has to do everything and and you know he's probably getting a little tired and even though he'll never say it the only thing that will make my panic meter go above like three point. Five on a one to ten is if we get news. At davis's injury is lingering or more serious that we thought it was then if they're healthy in the playoffs yeah. Competition in the west is is probably better this year. Particularly if denver finds whatever gear they had going in the bubble. There's going to be a lot of really good teams in the west. You could get the one seed in the west and play the warriors. You could get to play the mad. I mean it's it's just every round is hard there. But yeah i i can't i can't get too worked up about it right now. Yeah the western conference meet
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"And actually jeremy villains in the vans will only come. Do you guys have not. What do you guys have a website. i think chris christie's organized facebook. Paid okay ashley premise. Well jeremy million and Chris burton exit one night. We're doing some stuff. Hopefully we'll be playing four and fast in august wealthy How things turned out. But we're playing a little bit And i must confess since of leaving chicago. I've not really play a lot of bluegrass. Outside of teaching trying to write music and perform music with mandolin and orchestra has taken up a lot of my time. So right now. I'm probably going to steer still try to compose more for orchestra and like to perform a concerto of an much more so that is what i hope to be doing but i definitely do not want to stop playing bluegrass. I wanna make sure that. I am able to to play that into. It's good to have that opportunity as well. Yeah we'll look forward to hearing some of the what exit one zero nine has coming up as well as your personal ventures there on the mandolin composing. Could you tell folks where they can keep up with you on the web and maybe facebook or other platforms. Yes yes brad. Thank you so my i have. A website is it is not as current as as could be but Jeff mickens dot com website and The new things that are happening there will. You will be on there as well as there's lot of information about recordings and pass concerts and things on the website also has Jeff mingka's new music on facebook that as well as friendly At jeff mickey of and on facebook on on there as well and And there's a lot of information there all right jeff. We want to thank you so much for being on the show today and giving us insights into your music career. And i wanna thank you personally. I'm sure as well as on behalf of a lot of listeners to for the great music you've given us through the years and our continue. Give us so we look forward to the future in Keeping up with you honor and a pleasure. It was great talking to you. And i appreciate all you're doing and keep keep up the good.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"I'm your host brad apple and we've got an exciting interview in store for you this week. You don't want to wind the clock back a little bit here back to the year. Nineteen eighty five. I was listening to community radio out of little rock arkansas. Kabc f. They had a bluegrass show that come on few nights every week and i heard a that. Come on there. That just blew me away thought. Who are these guys are just great especially paid attention to the mainland player. Because you know. I was trying to learn to play mandolin myself. At that time it turns out that that band was the lonesome river band and i was hearing their debut release called. I guess heartaches in style this year that followed it up about a year later with their self titled rebel records debut. It turns out the mandolin. Player is a fella named jeff midkiff and jeff. Was the original recording mandolin player with the lowest may man jeff st with the lonesome river band their first few years and then he left and focused on a career clarinetist after that he began focusing on teaching He taught for a while in florida. And now he's moved back to his hometown of roanoke. Virginia where he is currently music educator for roanoke city schools and it was there in twenty seventeen at yale gave him their distinguished music educator award now he didn't forget the mainland far from it in fact Jeff has been composing madeline concertos and he has gotten to perform at carnegie hall and the kennedy center among others. So it was with great pleasure that i got to sit down and finally meet jeff midkiff although through the phone and have a good conversation with him about his career here recently. So let's get into that now. Welcome to the show. Jeff thank you so much for joining us like i told you. I've been a fan for such a long time..
Pastrnak's 3 goals lead Bruins past Flyers 7-3 at Lake Tahoe
"David Foster not completed his second hat trick of the season by scoring with two fifty six remaining in the Bruins seven to three outdoor win over the flyers at Lake Tahoe Pasternak scored in the opening minute of the first two periods before registering his second hat trick versus the flyers this season they sell side one timers on thoughts are harmful go to so I use guys just try to get it on that and you know it's always it's always a good start out the game and the score for shift than on it okay get on the ball right away Charlie Coyle Trent Frederic at Nick Ritchie scored in the one thirty nine span late in the second period to give the Bruins a six to lead Craig Smith Brad Marchand John Moore and Connor Clifton each had two assists in Boston's first win in three games I'm Dave Ferrie
Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win
"After a lackluster year in twenty twenty Christopher bell proved to the world he could overtake and hold off the best drivers in NASCAR on the Daytona international speedway road course securing his first Cup series victory bell was trailing join the Ghana with five laps to go but he continued to press and put himself in position for the win coming to the white flag lap bill chase down the gun on the front straight she came and never looked back bills teammate Denny Hamlin finished third after leading five laps during the race Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five jury Jordan Daytona beach Florida
Olympia senator suggests eliminating schoolchildren’s summer vacation
"Swap their spring and summer breaks so kids could have full in person learning prior to the 2021 school year Brad Hawk and this is the ranking Republican on the early Learning in K through 12 Education Committee. He suggests that all 295 district's take their usual 10 to 12 weeks summer break in the spring. Then resume the current school year in person during the summer, Hawkins said. By then, most school staff will have been vaccinated and covert infection rates will have likely come down. He also said the extended spring vacation will give district's plenty of time to work out logistics. Bring all students back into the classroom. The report finds deaths from drug
Republicans support changing Georgia constitution amid Fulton County DA's criminal probe into Trump efforts
"We know the fulton. County district attorney fanny willis is investigating donald trump and lindsey graham for alleged election interference based on calls they made to the secretary of state brad ravensburger and already republicans are seeking to muck up the works georgia state. Republicans introduced a resolution. Thursday that seeks to change the georgia state constitution to mandate the use of a statewide grand jury in prosecutions involving crimes. The move would force prosecutors to draw more grand jurors from predominantly republican rural areas of the state. Let me translate that for you. Republicans don't want black people on the grand jury. That sounds about white. That sounds about white. Alison thank you. You're welcome that they don't want any they don't they. Just want fewer black people in the grand jury that would ultimately decide whether to bring charges against the former guy as we are. Now calling anthony michael crease. A law professor at georgia state specializing in con- lock constitutional on civil rights says quote. This is an attack on black political power if folks engaged and election misconduct and fulton county. Then they should face jurors who looked like members of the community in fulton county subject to the discretion of the decisions by elected officials empowered by fulton voters fulton county. The largest county in georgia's got a population of just over a million people and it also has the largest number of black residents approximately four hundred and forty thousand which accounts for forty three point. Six percent of the county's total population by contrast georgia as a whole has a black population of thirty two point. Six percent quite a difference. But there's some good news here. According to crease. This measure is unlikely to secure the supermajority requirement for state constitutional amendments and would still require voter ratification and even if it garnered the requisite number of votes in the general assembly. There's no way the voters are going to vote for this absolutely not. Twenty-five georgia senate republicans cosponsored the proposal for the amendment georgia's fifty six member. Senate currently has a republican majority of thirty four to twenty two amending. The state's constitution would require a two thirds vote of the senate which would necessitate the vote of at least four. Democrats before heading for ratification from voters. But that doesn't make this effort any less racist. No it's unlikely but super racist
Blue Jays will play home games in Florida to start 2021 regular season
"It is time for sports and Brad Heller's here, Brad well, Steve, the Yankees first road trip of the season, the raise and the Blue Jays and all those games will be played in Florida because the Blue Jays just announced that they're going to start the regular season with their home games that their spring training complex in Dunedin. At least for the first month of the season because of the border restrictions between the US and
Why Tech Companies Are Limiting Police Use of Facial Recognition
"All right emily kwong so. We're talking about this announcement from a string of tech companies that they are going gonna put limits on their facial recognition technology especially when it comes to law enforcement amazon microsoft and ibm yes on june eighth. Ibm said it would discontinue general purpose facial recognition or analysis software altogether. Get out of the business completely and it made an impression after. Ibm's big letter. Amazon announced a one year moratorium on sales of they're very popular software recognition spelled with a k. To law enforcement to give congress time to implement appropriate rules so a one year ban. Yes microsoft took it a step further saying it wouldn't sell products to law enforcement at all until a federal law is in place. Here's microsoft president. Brad smith speaking to the washington post we need to use this moment to pursue a strong national law to govern facial recognition that is grounded in the protection of human rights and for matali in conde who has been pushing for regulation changes in tech for years. This was a big deal when these words were coming out of silicon valley. She felt all of the feelings. My initial was thank god. Thank god i was. I was happy. I was pleased. I was optimistic. I was short of breath. I was exhausted. Tally is the ceo of ai. For the people a fellow at both harvard and stanford universities for her. These announcements shifted the conversation. But that's about it. So i'm pleased. It's got us incredibly far but we're by no means the woods not out of the woods because for all of the advancement and facial recognition systems. Still get it wrong. They'll incorrectly match folks what's called a false positive or fail to associate the same person to two different images of false negative. Yeah and what's vaccine. Is these errors are happening. More often. when the machines are analyzing dark-skinned faces and that can disproportionally affect already marginalized communities prone to unconscious bias at the hands of law enforcement leading to false accusations arrests and much worse so until there's action on this metallic said words just aren't enough gotcha. So let's unpack this a little bit. Let's talk about how biased gets into facial recognition systems in the first place. I'd love that okay. So it starts right with how the systems learn to do their jobs. A process known as machine learning so to make facial recognition systems engineers feed algorithms large amounts of what's called training data in this case. That would be pictures of human faces. Yes the way machines learn is that they repeat task again and again and again and again and again developing a statistical model for what a face is supposed to look like so if you wanted to teach the algorithm to recognize a man you'd put in like millions of pictures of men you got it. The machine will then measure the distance between the eyes on each picture the circumference of the nose for example the ear to measurement and over time the machine starts to be able to predict whether the next image it seeing is quote a man which sounds okay right here comes the but but the machine is only a smart as its training data so remember joy ghulam weenie who i mentioned at the top of the episode. Yeah the the mit yes. So she and her colleague timid gabe developed a way to skin color in these training sets and the two they looked at were overwhelmingly composed of lighter skinned subjects. Seventy nine percent for ibi dash a and eighty six percent. For etienne's these are two common data sets that were largely as joy. Put it pale and male. So basically the training data used to create these algorithms is not diverse. And that's how that bias gets in The diversity of human beings is not always being represented in these training sets and so faces outside the systems norm. sometimes don't get recognized. Here's matala explaining what the research meant to her. That goes back to this other issue of not just hiring but a bigger issue of those no one in the team to say that you haven't put all the faces you haven't put all the digital images of all human beings could look like in the way that they sharpen society in order to recognize these faces. And it's so. After realizing how unbalanced these training sets were joy intimidate decided to create their own with equality in race and gender to get a general idea of how facial ai systems performed with a more diverse population so basically they fed it more diverse pictures to to look at. Yeah it was kind of interesting. They used images from the top ten national parliaments in the world with women in power specific yes specifically picking african and european nations and they tested this new data against three different commercially available systems for classifying gender one made by ibm the second microsoft and the third by face plus plus an running these tests joint him knit found clear discrepancies gender and racial lines with darker skinned faces getting mis classified the most. Here's mut-ali again. So one of the things that joy blue armies amazing work looks. That is the coloration between short hair and gender so many many many black women with afros where mislabeled as men mis gendered because the system had trained itself to recognize short hair as a male trait and this research project mattie produced a massive ripple effect further studies legislation in december the national institute of standards and technology or nist published a big paper of its own testing one hundred eighty nine facial recognition algorithms from around the world and they found biases to looking at one global data set some algorithms in their study produced one hundred times more false positives with african and asian faces compared to eastern european ones and when tested using another data set of mug shots from the us. The highest false positives were found among american indians with higher rates in african american and asian populations again depending on the algorithm. Wow yeah that is not what you want from your data. And i'm guessing white. Men benefited from the highest accuracy rates. Yes they did now. The knicks study did conclude that the most accurate algorithms demonstrated far less demographic bias but for multi. This evidence of bias raises a bigger question about the ethics of relying on. Ai systems to classify and police at all the problem with ai. Systems machine learning is that they're really really really good at standard routine tasks and the issue with humans is that we are not standard. We're not routine. Were actually massively messy right. We're not the same but when a police officer searches face in the system. They're not making arrests based on just spat match alone are they. Oh absolutely not. Yeah it's a tool for identifying potential suspects but if you think about how there's already implicit bias in policing critics. A facial recognition are basically saying. It doesn't make sense to embrace technologies riddled with bias to right if all this research has shown. These tools are capable of misidentifying black people. We cannot use biometric tools that discriminate against a group of people who are ready discriminated against within the criminal justice system but policing most specifically mattie. When i first spoke to mut-ali in march she was open to moratoriums on facial. Recognition like amazon is doing buying time for these systems to improve regulations to be put in place but the protests have her views. Because why why am i being moderate with completely reimagined how we interact with technology so now she wants to see facial recognition banned from law enforcement use which some cities in the us have done. Moutallos has tried to push for legislation to outlaw discrimination in technology before but it seems like now people are paying attention and have a language for talking about structural racism that they just didn't have before whether why america listened to me or not. I was gonna continue with this work. I believe that technology should be an empowering force for all people and that's my work but now having old and new ala not just allies but co-conspirators bright. I'm so happy. Because i didn't think would happen in my lifetime and it's an it's
Washington BLM Alliance files ethics complaints against lawmakers
"And South kits, APP. Three Republican state lawmakers face ethics complaints from black lives matter Almost Kelly Blier reports Washington's Black Lives matter alliance filed the complaint against the Republican lawmakers with the state legislative ethics Board. Claim their questioning of black people and people of color during recent public hearings was offensive. The Seattle Times reports. The BLM alliance says representatives Brad Clippard of Kennewick, Jenny Gramma, Spokane and Jim Walsh of Aberdeen made inappropriate comments when people of color were testifying about police accountability legislation in Olympia last month. They say the Republican lawmakers behavior violates the legislative code of conduct that expects lawmakers to treat people with respect and civility. Though many ethics complaints are filed, few result in action, the board has to investigate the
Frances ANSII warns of a longrunning Sandworm campaign
"French authorities specifically the information security agency. Ansi said yesterday that they determined a russian threat. Actor has been active against french targets from two thousand seventeen to twenty twenty ansi. Didn't flatly say which group was responsible but it did note. According to reuters that similar tactics techniques and procedures had been seen in use by sand worm also known as voodoo bear and operation belonging to russia's gru military intelligence service and see has also made a detailed technical report available. The attackers dropped back doors as web shells in their targets. The operation appears to have been another software supply chain attack with the attackers working their way in through century on products used for it monitoring and see didn't say how many victims there had been but the agency indicated that most of them were it service firms especially web hosting providers the similarity in targeting in approach to the so laura gate campaign in the us is obvious. Centurions customer profile is similar to that of solar wins the paris based firm lists more than six hundred customers worldwide including local and regional government agencies. There's no informed official conjecture about the goals of the campaign that exploited century on yet but wired quotes industry. Expert says observing that. Sandra has a track record of disruption and destruction and hasn't confined itself to simple data theft century on hadn't as of this morning posted any statement about the incident to its website wired says century on emailed it to say that it was too soon to say whether the campaign represented an ongoing threat or whether it had been stopped by the patches and upgrades century on regularly issues. Voodoo bear of them as fancy. Bears daughter is known for going after industrial control systems especially those associated with power generation and distribution. It's most well known. Tool is the black energy malware kit. The threat actor is widely believed to have been responsible for both two thousand eight distributed denial of service attacks against georgia and twenty fifteen action against a portion of ukraine's power grid to return to salora gate the investigation and mop-up of the very large and presumably very damaging cyber espionage campaign against us targets continues. Cbs sixty minutes this weekend. Featured the solar winds compromise and highlighted both the scope of the attack and the effort that went into conducting it microsoft president. Brad smith said quote. I think from a software engineering perspective. It's probably fair to say that this is the largest and most sophisticated attack. The world has ever seen quote. He added that microsoft believed at least a thousand engineers were involved in mounting the attack. How microsoft arrived at that figure is unclear. And while it's probably better to read a thousand as a lot and not as a rigorously supportable quantification of the human capital. Russian intelligence applied to the task. It is in any case. Allot a member of south. Korea's parliamentary intelligence committee told reuters that he'd been briefed on an attempt by north korean operators to breach pfizer and steal information on the company's covid nineteen vaccine development. Hey take king said that. The republic of north korea's national intelligence service briefed him on the attempted espionage and that the apparent motive was financial. Pyongyang is looking more to its criminal. Revenue stream not to public health in the dprk last week bloomberg renewed its reporting on an alleged chinese hardware back door allegedly found on super micro products. The report was greeted with more skepticism than such reports usually are since the earliest versions of the story published. Initially in two thousand eighteen generally went unconfirmed by organizations that would have been in a position to confirm them super micro issued a statement about the bloomberg story which says in part quote bloomberg story is a mismatch of disparate. An inaccurate allegations that date back many years. It draws far-fetched conclusions that once again. Don't withstand scrutiny. In fact the national security agency told bloomberg again last month that it stands by its two thousand eighteen comments and the agency said a bloomberg's new claims that it cannot confirm that this incident or the subsequent response actions described ever occurred despite bloomberg's allegations about supposed cyber or national security investigations that date back more than ten years super micro has never been contacted by the us government or by any of our partners or customers about these alleged investigations and quote to round out the familiar four of bad girl. Nation-states researchers at security firm anomaly report a static kitten citing. the threat. Group believed to be run by. Tehran has been targeting government agencies in the united arab emirates. Fishing them with the goal of installing screen connect remote access tools and the systems used by. Its emirati targets. The fish bait is usually an israeli themed geopolitical loor the emails masquerade is communications from kuwait's foreign ministry and the fish hook itself is similar to those used previously in operation quicksand. There's not much new to report about the oldsmar. Florida water utility sabotage attempt local authorities in oldsmar have grown increasingly tight lipped about the attack on the town's water system with the pinellas county sheriff discouraging any municipal officials from discussing what is as they say and ongoing investigation. Detectives are on the case they say. And the sheriff wants the public to understand that it was never in any danger.
McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory
"After nearly six hour delay for rain that fell on lap fifteen in the sixty third running of the Daytona five hundred the race ended in a fiery finishes Michael McDowell took the checkered flag for the first time this Cup series career in the biggest race of the year make that was in fourth on the final lap and made a move with this poor performance teammate Brad Keselowski going into turn three Keselowski got turned into teammate Joey Logano and was then hit by Kyle Busch forcing him up into the catch fence ripping up the car's fuel cell and bursting into flames NASCAR through the caution is make dell chase Elliott Austin Dillon try to respect to the checkered flag Kelly and Dylan would finish second third respectively Jerry Jordan Daytona beach Florida
Michael McDowell wins: Logano, Keselowski crash in Daytona 500
"Maxwell Michael McDowell has won the rain delayed Daytona 500 After a last lap rack. McDowell was trailing in third during the last lap ahead. And defeated Brad Keselowski and his team Penske teammate Joey Logano after the two teammates made contact with each other while racing for the Wind. McDowell was also involved in a massive 16 car crash on lap 15 ahead of a rain delay that lasted more than five hours. McDowell hit the wall in that crash, but his car didn't have enough damage to slow it
Islanders 4, Bruins 2: New York remains only team to beat Boston in regulation
"The Bruins 10 Game point streak is over. Following a four to loss to the Islanders. Matt Bahr's L broke a 22 dead like 5.5 minutes into the third period, extending his point streak to eight games. JG Pageau padded the lead with the second goal of the night. A shorthanded tally with 5 28 left. My linemates tonight really played the Good game. He made a DEA easy for me. Jordan Neighborly also had a goal and an assist and set me on Varlamov stopped. 28 chats is the aisles approved to 303 in their last six Brad Marchand and Patrice Bears around scored for the Bruins, who entered a five game winning streak and fell to 91 and one in their last 11.
Trump May Face Charges As States Broaden Criminal Investigations
"Now that he's out of office. Donald trump could find himself facing criminal charges in several cases. Manhattan district attorney cyrus vance. Junior is broadening an ongoing investigation of trump with a focus on potential financial crimes in trump's many business ventures and prosecutors in georgia have also opened a criminal investigation this one centered on that now infamous phone call trump. Made georgia secretary of state. Brad raffin burger the call in which trump asked ravensburger to find enough votes to reverse his election loss in
Interview With Bradley Kam
"We have a returning gas brian. Cameo from unstoppable domains and brad. Thanks for joining great. Thanks for Awesome awesome. so we've had you on before for those that maybe missed it. You can go to the reimagine twenty twenty youtube channel Up reimagined twenty two brought cameron and it will populate they're interesting story good stuff there You know for free that. Take a peek out. That i'm having back again. So hopefully we can shed some new light and get some updates in and see what's going on but bradey know what i noticed from. The last discussion is With quite get your journey like into blockchain I've done countless interviews now over the last four months and it'd be It's interesting you know. Love to hear your side and you found out in the rational and how you got into blockchain shore. So i i heard about it from the wired article in two thousand and eleven the rise and fall bitcoin which a lot of people probably heard him read and i remember thinking. Oh this is cool. And that i remember tossing the magazine aside and then nothing about it again. For a couple of years i moved out to san francisco in end of two thousand twelve december. Two thousand twelve to work on marketing tech startup. Six years working on that. But when i moved to san francisco. I moved into this hacker. House called twenty mission Right in the center of the mission district is crazy place a day. After i got there they were shooting horror. Fill there Just to give you kind of an idea of like what the building looks like They didn't need to change the scenery. It was ready to go for the film So there was like a clown getting murdered or something like that right outside my right outside. My door They eventually built it up a little bit. Got a little bit nicer but it was basically. I started by a early bitcoin supporter and essentially everybody. There was some sort of Some sort of a bitcoin enthusiast. The second bitcoin exchange was launched in the basement of the building Trade ill second. Bitcoin exchange in the us. bunch of early meet ups were in the building. The talk was giving talks in or courtyard before theorem. Live was basically everybody that i met when i moved to. San francisco was crypto person. Maybe three weeks. After i got there read the white paper You know maybe rented another couple of times just that first week thought it was one of the most amazing things i've ever heard was a little skeptical about whether or not this could actually work implementation. Wise i'm not ankle so i of needed to trust might eleborate friends. Essentially that this was like real from a tech perspective. They convinced me that it was and reading about it and think about it. Ever since i was more seven years ago. So how is living about pat. I don t twenty mission. It's not there anymore. I don't think right though. There is a lot of phases so a lot of a lot of those early folks in a lotta. Those early crypto folks are have since moved on But it was it was. It was pretty wild in the back in the day. I mean they were doing doing five hundred person. Y- parties with multiple. Dj's going until six am and stuff like that A lot of meet ups. It was amazing. I met so many. Jimmy's metallic was so he's to my. Cto is what was in a hacker house. I don't think he was. I think he might have been twenty mission as well but there was another one. A nearby and metallic was pitching a theory at that time Which kind of blew. Everybody's mind when he was trying to sell tokens and obviously my cto. Now wish he would have awesome. Yeah yes i didn't actually. I didn't get to talk to patel. Bear but it i did a. I was taking this class collection. You in south bay. And i think twenty fifteen and batali gave a talk Talking about a theory. And what. I heard it. It sounded like the most convoluted confusing thing ever. Everybody was like why. What's gas wise there. Gas is that different than ease. The token like it was just so confusing hours. Like is this really. Is this really going to work. It just seems so So bazaars i i didn't i didn't immediately get it. I don't think i'm probably took me another year. After the thing was was live when i started seeing some apps and then finally once i could see apps i was like okay now i get it now. This is a decentralized platform for apps
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Somebody is something else debate with somebody and be able to feel them on. They're playing to feel the rhythm that they've got. So i i don't know i don't know i can't answer that question. Yeah the the commercial potential on something. I don't know yeah. I mean what was the commercial think. What would the commercial potential of elvis presley been without. Tom parker being. You know when you look at roy when he was able to do. That's the whole thing. You know my whole big argument about calling this acoustic string band music. Bluegrass music in to me. Bluegrass music's bill monroe. You know i ask you. The other day was flattened grows and bluegrass band. Jimmy martin a bluegrass band. Jim and jesse the stanley brothers. Last interview that i can remember ralph stanley doing for jerry. Paul ain't and he had rows stanley says in their plainly. We never played bluegrass. We played mountain music. Jimmy martin's first record for decca. Mr gooden bluegrass mr good country. Which was one of the flat and scruggs. I records for mercury first album. The banner across the top country music until lows bluegrass festivals came along. Bluegrass music was the entire domain. Was bill monroe period and then when the bluegrass festival started getting popular and music. That we're playing. You know other playful playing variations and all these other deviations and they had like i ask young fella back in january i was doing a. Pbs thing Money raiser for a fm station up here in roanoke. And i told that young man. I said you somewhere about thirty resolved. What would you be like. What would you be doing if right now. You could do everything that bill monroe and doing his been able to do in his line. If you could play every ten that he played that you were just as prolific a composer is. He was everything else. What would be the first thing you'd be doing. And he looked at me right now. You would try to do something to distinguish your name. So people wouldn't be saying there is the leading exponent of bill. Monroe you've been doing. What christie lease and go out and create your own deal out there you know. It was just like those guys that hazel smith called the outlaw. They didn't come around. The grand ole opry when one of the grand ole opry performers to calm the attitude and the outlaws and started wearing these blue jeans these nudie suit jacket and a big cowboy hat on with the things out there and come.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"What did you mean by that. You know when they started the genre vacation music back early. In the last century it was basically built on the genres will basically built on a rhythm played. And i don't have the nazi. Bluegrass is not the rhythm. Monroe laid to is not a natural rhythm for me. You know and. I don't think it is for anybody. He had such a developed sense of it and it was such a developed sense of the problem forms. It's like when you play the three quarter time they call it and wall sound. If you play blooming the kentucky it wasn't hard three quarters The as the two don't judge trying to do. John dazzled them down real hard three-quarter turns right around kentucky wallison and almost have a minuet do but he knows some differences. Like when you the the the rhythm of the march time that you would play during the first part of under a double legal and then go into that real streak to four the second part of you know down do them just gotten down. Doesn't start and and able to do. I mean was the pick and everything the rhythm that he had you know i i never could do. I could accompany it while it was alive. And i learned how to play with him very well. And i've got a couple of shows. Osbourne stood on that stage in eminence missouri and said that i did the best job of playing. That old man's music any banjo player that ever worked with him. I worked at it to do that. But by the same token take him away. I could only company. I can't do it. You're listening to acoustic music. Talk with your host brad apple. You know. I've talked about in those videos about The bluegrass music of today being more social skills than it is an art form and so social skill and an expression of ego choice engineering lost the continuity of rhythm minute you lost the the melodious lead lines in it. It's all just phrases and everything and it's like you know when you listen to some of the classic jazz the past the django reinhardt and stephane grappelli. You'd have stephane grappelli laying. You know a assembling of the melody the way it was and in jangle reinhardt. Playing phrases they played around through the structure of that. And you had those two things. To contrast nowadays you know how much music is out there when you hear an instrumental play jackson. Walk down the street and start humming. You know six eight bars or measures of the thing you know you can remember. I can remember a phrase here and there but as far as the the wonderful continuity of the melody and rhythm. I just don't see it. Yeah was wanting to ask you about your thoughts on the current. Bluegrass music sane. I know it's so much different now even in my lifetime it's changed a lot. You know the music here almost become a business. Now it's become a business you know is is your your degree of talent that you possess near as important to you is is the publicist. You have got a wonderful young players coming along. I've seen that young billy strengths. That's out there playing and everything. And i'm saying this stuff is beginnings where he played with his father on some stuff and just some wonderful play out there where he goes out to these festivals and plays with every band..
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"He gathered up twelve dobro respironics players and and everybody did a tune and It's it's kind of fun. It's kinda like that that the recording jerry. Douglas put together years ago. I think it was called. Great dobro sessions. Yeah it's kinda kinda patterned after that so that'd be available Huge wealth and. I'm very pleased to tim. Asked me to be a part of it. Being appreciate pine castle records and hand for inviting me to be part of it because it's awesome some great players on it there is it's tim of course and then great goose Blaylock matt disdain. Andy hall french for rex. Wise kindergartner just in moses. And i'm sorry a couple of war and i've forgotten their name so i apologize guys but they're probably the best best guys on the whole record so anyway it's It'll be be fun. It's great to be a part of it. Says always funding. Here's something new come out absolutely. That's is that is exciting. We'll look forward to hearing that. Come out there. I know that's going to be good with all you guys on there. It was fun you know. I'm looking forward to myself. Because the only one i've heard is the cuts it. I did and I actually did it from a distance. Because i couldn't get down to I think they might record it in knoxville or something like that when they did the original tracking at least some of them did but So the guys the studio guys down there on and also along with the dobro players resin players is great. You know contingent of supporting cast. Also you know and They they didn't try out and Sent it up to me. And i actually went over the gym robeson house where we were talking about. We recorded the changes album and put my partner on the air so that one. But i haven't heard all the rest of them. So i'm really excited to copy that. Cd so i can hear all these great players play these great tunes so it'd be fun absolutely well fred. Thank you so much for talking with us today on the podcast and keep making the great music you're making there and the seldom scene and gosh. I hope i can get to see out on the road somewhere one of these days and catch up again. Oh well. I feel the same way Brad and and thank you so much for having me and thanks for all the good work. You're doing and i really enjoy your podcast. Sure your listeners. Do and and Look forward to hearing the next one that you're gonna put out because you're always getting some good folks on their this chelsea stories that Maybe people have heard before kinda give you a inside information that up the good work my friend and you guys stay safe. Thank you for it. Well thanks for joining us on this episode of acoustic music. Talk be sure to join us again next week or we're going to be talking to banjo. Great butch robins. Bush was a bluegrass boy with bill monroe He did two different stints with bill. And we're gonna be talking to him next week so you don't wanna miss that until then everyone take care. I'm your host brad apple and we'll see you again next week. Thank you for listening to music. Dog join us again next week for another episode as we continue to explore the world of acoustic music..
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Hello folks and welcome to acoustic music talk. I'm your host brad apple and welcome to season two. We've got a lot of great artists lined up for you this season that we're gonna be talking to and today we're starting off with a fellow that I followed his career for quite a number of years now. He's been with seldom seen for almost twenty five years and he's a great dobro player. He's been with other bands. Also and a lotta recording especially up in the washington. Dc area and with me. Today is mr fred travers fred. Welcome to the show. Were pleased to have your own here. We've been looking forward to talking to you for a long time and really enjoy your music with the seldom scene. And how is going up in maryland. Hey brad thanks for having me. Everything's going pretty good whether it's in pretty nice here recently and so then enjoy getting a lot of stuff done done at home. Yes and not going out on the road and playing some music but you know things happen just got to work through it for it. How did you get started playing dobro as dobro your first instrument or do you play other instruments. Kinda tell us how you got the music bug well actually to go back. Further than just adobe tar My mom and dad love music and they always had owned a house and they didn't play but they always encourage my brothers. And i said you know if we wanted to get involved with you know they were real supportive and encouraging for us to do that and the kind of music i listen to. When i was a kid was always playing at the house was founded country music from the sixties and one of the things. That kinda really was something that i really liked was the sounds steel and it just kind of it was something about that. Slide guitar and Then as i went went into high school and the middle seventies you know it was kind of a more of a pop music kind of guy and so and rock and roll. And i liked the allman brothers. And of course dwayne allman was slide player. And that's that's again that sound kinda came into my mind. And i really liked it and so i actually came into bluegrass on always say i came in through the side door because around late seventies i was playing music with some friends just for fun going over to their house and kind of have little picking parties winning call that it does high now. I know that's what they're call and we'd sit around play guitars and sing harmonies and all that kind of thing just had a good old time and you know some of the people that we played were folks like we did dylan songs. We did eagles songs and we did dock watching songs. And i really didn't know. Doc watson was but i did start listening to him and i noticed that moral his son at the time played some slide on his guitar and.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Equipment. Yeah yes. I i wish i was better with all that stuff. I i should know more than i do and And honestly i. I've well i've done quite a bit of recording. I have as much recording. Is some folks out there so i i is and i've always been more of a live performer. So going into the studio is It's still like kind of imagine like going to the moon or something for me like i'm on a different planet. Boys is recording a process. You joy yes. And no. I mean i feel like i'm getting more comfortable with it. It's just hard you know when you hear you hear everything on the jumbotron and and it's it's really a head game to say okay. No this is good enough. This is this is fine. This is good for today. it don't okay. So yeah i'm i'm getting there with it And low joe's good to work with so jesse kind of philip producers relative or do you do that or oh yes no no. He's the producer on the record I mean he gives me a lot of input Or allows me a lot of input on on arrangements and stuff but you know. The band is involved in the arrangements. A stephen is especially good with the vocal arranging and Great band coach to anybody out there and he's a good band coach definitely drop mozilla line. go to his website aren't shadow recording dot com and to find out more about what he does with the band coaching and i've even i've hired him to coach my band and even though we're all season professionals you know there's still things that that mojo noticed that we were doing that you know once we were made aware of them. We could kind of like you know make are like getting make our Our stage show better. So i you know i do encourage anybody to take some time and Work with a coach to just help up your game. Sorta like working with cut writer like you talked about earlier. You can always get ideas from someone on the outside looking in and learn from their thoughts on stuff too so becky yet understand. You have a new single coming out right away. Can you tell us about that. it's This is one of shoe covers tunes that were doing on the new record and This is a little bit more toward the progressive side of things is actually a song by needs to breathe. If anybody's familiar with that fantastic christian group It and the song is called more heartless attack. And i just love it. One of my students brought it to me and asked me to teach her how to sing and play it on guitar. And i just fell in love with the song. And i about this would make a great bluegrass song and the guys were with me on it and and the message is just so positive and you know just about it's a message of hope and and and striving to be to be light and life and love those around you and i just love the message and And i don't think it's a coincidence that we were led to record this song and released it during the time that we didn't becoming so i hope people enjoy our version of more heartless attack. And when did you say this singles going to drop again. It actually dropped me. I i okay. Yeah so it's it's currently available everywhere you do. You're downloading streaming. Check it out Right as their plans for video on this song there are We we were going to record a video back in march and of course that didn't happen because of the pandemic but we are working on plan b and soon as they list at home order in nashville. We're going to make that happen. Okay well becky thank you again. So much for being on the show. We've sure enjoyed it. And our best wishes on your music and keep turning out the great music like you've been doing we sure as listeners. Enjoy hearing it brad. Thank you again for having me and bless you again. War support independent music and I just thank you guys out there for listening and And i just. I just pray that everybody is as well and happy and healthy in the midst of all this. We'll see down the road real soon. We'll folks that's it for our show this week again. We'd like to thank miss. Becky buhler for being on her show and i'd like to invite you back here next week. We'll have another great show lined out for you until then please visit us at our website. Acoustic music talk dot com. If you haven't caught up with oliver podcast. They're listed on that website and find us at facebook at acoustic music talk and plays lack and follow us there until next week. I'm your host brad apple. Stay.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"You're listening to acoustic talk with your host. Brad apple you kind of alluded to too many. Go out thank you for the listeners out there you have a video on this particular song taste. Barbara's fiddle to correct do. And it's beautifully put together by steven motion. Who is also the producers. Its record And he has a way with audio and video we took We did sustains at cutoff shop in manchester tennessee and adam cut shot and his son buzz. The that are walking into the barber shop at the beginning of the video. And then ray sackler barber in the video raised dad. Currently secular was part of and scruggs and the foggy mountain boys and raise my neighbor here in manchester tennessee. I was thrilled that he stood in as our mr gene editing. The video and then Passer door he's our older version of the young fiddler could comes in at the end. You know to visit mr gene and then stephen Inc all sorts of studio shots of all oliver. Eighteen settlers are featured in the video. So he just did a great. I'm putting all that together. And i hope folks go to either my web page. Click on the video button. It'll be the first video that you see And again my web pages. Becky bullard dot com or Go to He youtube our youtube channel is fair on the shadow recording channel Please check it out and hope you enjoy it and for those who follow you on facebook. Maybe this is on youtube. Also but i know on your facebook page you. You actually sat down at your computer monitor and you broke. The video down for every walk was doing what and everything. That was really cool to enjoyed that. Thank you thank you for reminding me i've got to share that again and and there's gonna be more videos to Following telling the story behind the song and the people that that were honoring with this song. So just be on the lookout for that and you can get to all of our social media pages from their web page again. That's becky bullard dot com but threes. Follow us we do lots of fun stuff on there Lots of stuff from That that all of the band members are doing individually as well as Together so lots of fun videos and things and try to keep it light and fun. You mentioned one of your favorite songwriters Being gillian welch. Who would be some of your other favorite song riders. That you have definitely james taylor and daryll scott him stafford from blue highway had the great honor of getting with him. Some and i tell people you know jim kind of taught me how to write. I mean listening to his songs on the blue highway record and so getting to write with him. Been in just a huge thrill for me Oh my gosh other writer. So many shawn colvin and patty griffin Annie herring from the second chapter of acts I grew up listening to la. Jesus people rock music. Larry norman go continuing in that vein And i could just. I could go on and on you know her son. John wilkes booth that wrote for for tony. Rice is featured on the native. American record is is brilliant. absolutely brilliant it gives. I'm getting goosebumps just talking about it. That role native american record i have. I've literally left that in my cd player for months on end and completely happy. Thank you over and over again. Such a beautiful album. You're listening to acoustic music. Talk with your host. Brad apple the barber's fiddle is that Coming off a project that's already out or or is about to come out here. Shortly has barber. Fiddle is our first single from my new album called distance and time. And that's coming out september eighteenth. We've just moved that release date back. We're gonna release it in july but we're just unable to because of Current situation And i think it's ironic and slightly hilarious that we chose that title in time. Which is it's a line in one of the song when we chose it we had no idea what was coming but Yeah we're all keeping our distance and we all just need time. I noticed another great is kind of a milestone of you. Know if things don't change with his pandemic and everything a date that you've got your debuting at the grand ole opry pretty soon. Is that right. Yes we're supposed to debut. Debut at the grand ole opry on may thirtieth and not. Sure what to expect Nashville at the time. That we're recording this nashville Is still on a under stay at home order and so mid-may so i you know things are changing daily hourly But i'm really hoping that that will get to do that as scheduled And folks can catch the opry on circle. Tv is on intended tv. Now have it no. My parents have minnesota. We're watching here in manchester tennessee That's been a great thing. I've been enjoying watching hari runs. You know on their At all great music programming they have. We've been that so much. That i i'm not sure win. That came online. But it's not been very long ago So i'm thrilled that you know that. That's part of the deal you know doing the operas these days as you get to be on circle. Tv as well so Right as of right now It's it's still on And just keep an eye on their website and i will announce if anything changes with that. But i'm just thrilled that they called and So my husband played opry back in the nineties when he was with a group called the big creek fan from here in manchester and so he's always held it over me. I've gotten to do lots of stuff. But he's gotten a play the he's got play the opry. Before i did always have that me the vanden. I are really looking forward to it. Yeah you bet. That's a that's an awesome milestone to look for take they're recording. I was going to ask you about that to you. So you do a lot of you recording now at the dark shadow recording this stephen motions at correct. Yes in his steven. Motion and steven is the tar player for the sam. Bush band has been part of that group. Since i think two thousand six Any better friend of mine for a lot longer than that and We used to work together in a valerie smith's band years and years ago and I he's he's really good at what he does. And i'm blessed to get to work with him and to call him and his wife friends I- he has a great space. It's he. He finally has his own studios aaron goodlettsville and and it's beautiful and he gets wonderful tone. Yeah i was gonna ask you About recording you may or may not have a certain setup you like when you're recording or do you just you go with what. The engineer wants to a lot of times. Or do you have your preferred. Microphone or microphones that that you recorded Vocal fiddle banjo with. I'm gonna try to pull that up right now. I'm not a gearhead like some of these folks like know joe's a complete your head of course and that's why he's a great engineer and i'm not good with that but i can tell you exactly what he had me through through a mitek stevie three and into mic check. Mta pre into highland expediency to comp. So hopefully that them. What knows know what that means. So that's not my voice and then we have a annoyment. Km eighty four Into a mike tech and pa from my sydell.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Fit lose pay. He said in this very chair. What is folks would say. He's hope was gone. His pockets bay. They want him it in this way. He returned to start a new money for shave and trim he asked. Would this fiddle do. Sending wasn't any used him fiddle low almost everywhere. I go to madurai.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"So he tried to haughey fiddle to get a haircut. So that's the main body of the song and then we use the real life. Jean boyd from star barber shop in bristol. Virginia as our barber and i got to know gene when i was Out of eastern state university. Going to school and jean kind of took me under his wing. And i'm just so happy i got. We finished the song. And i got to play it for him before he passed away. I didn't get it record. That's been several years ago. Finally got it recorded now And it is the first single from this new record. That's coming out on shadow recording the third Influence on this song was a man that i didn't get to meet. His name was. Mr billy womack. He was the fiddling barber in woodbury tennessee and he was very intellectual on my my tennessee family On on on their music he plays music with my father-in-law he taught my brother-in-law to play guitar Just just was big buddies with kenny baker. John hartford then martin Everybody came through that. Barbershop back in the day So so anyway. So this is. It should be mr ability to but And in the production of it. It's my band playing on the track and And then we have eighteen fiddler's on it and so and a few of them were singing with me telling the story and jason carter. Katie penn sam bush. Louis louis and shawn camp and then our other fiddlers include stewart dunkin. Donuts cleveland laura or being richardson bronwyn ton. Johnny warren playing his dad. Paul warren's fiddle tyler and and fred from the violin shop in nashville and jason berry and feel like. I'm missing somebody. I think that's everybody And then of course. Myself and professor. Dan and nate from the becky bowler band. We're also chicken off the tune in we're ending it with triple doubles well. That's awesome as like a who's who of everybody. Almost they're crazy is absolutely crazy. That we've been calling it a a celebration of the fiddle and passing down the music someone generation to the next and i just i just love it that that idea that i mean you and i tell people you just you really have to pay attention and the more you pay attention the more song ideas you're gonna get You know 'cause they ideas come from everywhere and and you gotta be a good listener too. And that's a lost art these days. Everybody wants to be heard but there aren't as many listeners. There's to be so encouraged you folks out there. That are are You know honing craft is a songwriter. Just i just want to encourage this really listen and And then write those ideas down the more you do that. The more you're going to tune your radar in and you're just going to here song ideas everywhere and that particular isaiah was just gift wrapped. You know the gentleman who told me that story just you know handed me everything. I needed really right. That's not but it did take a few years to come to fruition. Definitely the getting together with my friend. Linda dawson who's just a magical writer. you check out her music. Linda dawson rebecca. You and i've been talking about your single the barber's fiddle and i was wondering. I know you don't have your band with you. But i was wondering if you might do kind of a stripped down. Solo version of the barber's fiddle. I'm going to do a quarantine version of my new single. The barber's fiddle. And i hope you'll check out the recorded version of this. You can find it anywhere you do. You're downloading or your streaming if features my band the becky buller along with eighteen guest fiddlers. I wrote it with linda dawson.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Take the melania rights and different lyrics to it And you know that's that's kind of a gateway into learning how to write a song I'm just. I'm so blessed and continually just just amazed at the people that have recorded my songs so grateful for that and You know so so grateful for the. Dj's that that play the music out there and support independent music and thank you for doing this. Podcast ensure sure enjoying talking to you in getting your thoughts on music well. How many songs have you written early. Altogether do even know. I don't honestly. I don't know i mean i've got man i don't know over one hundred or so that are registered bmi. But i know there's more out there than that because i usually don't register. The stuff was being my unless it's going to be performed out or if the recorded or i'm going to record it So i don't know But i would say probably several hundred songs right. That's awesome And now you songs so low sometimes and you also write with riders. What determines which way you're going to go on that if you get an idea sometimes you think this is one. I'm going to develop own or do get an idea and and think of someone else that you would like to work with on it sometimes. How does it work for you both. Actually i keep a running list on my phone song ideas and sometimes an idea will make me think you know. Hey that would be a good one to write with so and so or or that would be a good idea to try to write for a certain artists And then there's some ideas where i'm like. No this is too personal. This is something. I wanna record myself and really just in the last i guess twenty thirteen. I've i've been able to wash started my band at the top of twenty fifteen but you know started working with dark shadow recording and twenty thirteen. And now i'm getting to record more than i ever had. Before i mean i had you know a few couple albums Really before I started working with dark shadow recording. But but now. I'm recording more. And so i'm having to kind of set stuff aside a little bit more thinking. Okay you know. Hey i want. I'm gonna do differ another record A lotta the songs that are coming out on this new record. Our next some of them are pretty old. And i've had him set aside in summer. New and have some some co-writes with really young people including gibson from the gibson brothers. Donnie lizzy john weissberger and i blanking on the wrist. But it's gonna be a really fun album But i do. I do feel like riding on the own. It's hard for me now being a bandleader and a mom and everything else spent doing. It's really hard for me to quiet my brain down and and take that time and do the songwriting. Which i love love. Love love writing songs and It's just such a part of me. And i think Really from an early age. It's been my my therapy my way of dealing with the world and the craziness around me and you just kind of working through things and and You know some sometimes of songs for that. Sometimes it's just purely to tell whatever story i. I get a little fidgety. When i haven't been writing And so having the karenni appointments is good for me because it forces me to either. You know like when when i'm able to you know drive up to nashville and and meet with somebody and right at you know i just a block out that time and go have that writing appointment in focus on on that for four hours or something and that's that's very helpful to me when i left on my own at the house. There's a thousand things that probably need to be done before. I sit down and write a song and so so having a co renting apartments has been really really helpful in the last several years and And and also you know it helps you grow as a writer because you learn stuff from your co writer. He gets together from nashville. We live just exactly an hour from downtown. So we live in manchester and seat. Which is halfway between nashville and chattanooga i twenty four and if you've heard of the bonnaroo music festival this is the home of that festival and Our houses about hassle mile over the interstate as the crow flies From the bonnaroo ground. You're listening to music. Talk with your host brad apple. How many days do you play a year becky. Yeah it of averages. Two maybe forty days a year. We don't play as much as some groups. Because we all have day jobs and was so pretty much weekend warriors. And i'm you know. I just have to be careful about not taking too much because you just to keep peace at home. 'cause like i said before my main gig is that i remember But but yeah around forty days a year. of course this year Our date of pretty much gone away for june and july. Looks like you know right now. August is holding on and I'm keeping that all updated on my website. Becky bowler dot com and bullard spell just like it sound being boy u. l. l. e. r. becky bowler dot com and. Just go there and check out our tour schedule and hopefully we can see all down the road somewhere soon. when we can all get back together and don't have to worry about this virus. Yeah i think we're all ready for it to go away. Oh yeah everybody. I've talked to. Don't feel grazie. It probably kind of hard to sing with a face mask on festival. Yeah we do. We always bring our own microphones. We have a wonderful man. He's a guard scoff who travels with a so. Yeah i mean we just. I guess we're a face mask to the. I don't know we have to figure that out. Let me ask you this back to yourselves. Do you have a favorite song. You've written Well oh my gosh. That changes daily. Can i Can talk about the new one single ships lately so at at i. I love this song and I wrote this with linda. Dawson from raleigh north carolina and it If the confluence of three true stories. So there's a lot of truth in it but it's you know it's been it's fiction but there's a lot of truth in it So so it's called the barber fiddle and The main idea for this song came from someone that came up to me at dollywood years ago and just told me the story about A barber in his hometown that had wanted to be a professional player. Tried it and it just didn't work out. And so he came home and he needed a haircut so he could be presentable when he showed up at his parent's doorstep and.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Backup song. Well that's awesome you saying that. It's funny because i've been around all-time contests a lot too and bluegrass or you know some of the fiddle conventions where they kind of have a mixture of different contests and stuff and a lot of the old. Tom claw hammer players. Some of the some of the players. I was listening to some of them. Debate it backstage. One time they were talking about. If you didn't hold your thumb just right on the right hand. You weren't doing it right you know. It didn't matter sounded great. You know if you weren't holding that thumbed exactly right then. It wasn't right. Well you know there appears in every genre of music and that's good. We need them to carry the music on and and to Carry those traditions on I learned to play. Call hammer from dr richard blaustein at east tennessee state university. He was an anthropology professor there. He's retired now but he also taught old time banjo and fiddle So while you know. Gillian was my inspiration to pick it up. You know miss. Dr blouse being taught me how to play Very grateful to him but it's interesting. You know the variance in in the lick on the clamor banjo. You know from different regions like I did some writing with with Vicki simmons of the new coon creek girls who we wrote the song queen of the mountain bootleggers together and vicky is an call. Calmer player but her lick is completely different than the lick that dr blasting me and You know it's still bummed any but it's different and i i can't play vicky style for you but you know she's from around berea kentucky so I guess it's the lake from up that way But it's it's good. It's good stuff. And i appreciate it all to and the bands that i'm i play most is Dp hopkins a hammer is a bill in shelbyville tennessee. And it has a little bit of a tone ring in it. not like a full blown. Like a like scruggs style banjo but just a little bit In there and i love that because you know my show is pretty much bluegrass americana and so we're just we're a little louder is an an old time band and so it gives me just a little bit more thing and i i really like it you mentioned. Are you answered one of my questions. I was gonna ask their sort of I was going to ask about your instrument. So that kind of tells us about your banjo there. What about your fiddle. I know sina a youtube video. Were a he did an interview. And you were talking about you. Got it at a car dealership. Is that right. I did is true car dealership. In cleveland georgia universal chevrolet and amidst simpson own that the dealership and he's a fantastic mandolin player and he deals an instruments upstairs and at that time they had festivals concerts on the back. Lot of The car dealership. So i had come into play with ow and I i tried some instruments. And i had actually. We had been there recently I can't remember the time line exactly. But i had. I had a guitar on loan from him. Which is because hard that. I play all talk about that in a second but i I was bringing guitar back. Because i just thought i can't justify buying this. I don't need it. And then he had the fiddle. And i played the fiddle for about ten minutes. It had come in the day. Before from aubrey haiti. He had brought a bunch of instruments on trade to get a tahoe for his wife. And i played that for about ten minutes and i had to have it. I don't think i even played in the key of b. I just loved it. I love the sound of it. And i've been playing ever since and mitch was really great. He he I traded as fiddled the my main fiddle at the time And had to kick in five hundred dollars and got the fiddle that i played guitar and I'm just. I love them both dearly. Family so my my fiddle around circa eighteen hundred and it's a slightly smaller scale. It feels like it's lightly smaller scale than like a like a standard Built kinda right on the cusp of them having standards for you know what what if it'll size or what the sizes on a fiddle should be And it's a it's a little bit sooner body Is this danger model. German others no markings on the inside. And i just and then have a gardener wilson. Both that i usually play. The english made both and found out that that also came in on from aubrey. Except that came to minnesota to my friend. Loyola plant And i do play one. Avoid guitars. I don't always have that one on the road but lloyd bill fed have instruments boys plants and grand rapids minnesota but he also trade in fiddles and bows in. So you know my main bo. I got from him and then my car is a nineteen thirty one gets nello. So that's the one that i play on the shows mostly car at the black looking one. Yeah yeah okay yeah. You played that on the video too. That's awesome i love. That was gibson guitars. Yeah it has a really fun boy. Yeah absolutely and your fiddle. Does it have a name. Yes my fiddle as leopold but we call him the old name. Okay old the namely paul come from can i ask. I had just seen the movie kate. And leopold okay. And and i. I really liked hugh jackman character. So you know it's kind of fiddle sort of named after hugh jackman. That's a cool name. I think this german thing. I wanted to talk about your songwriting to I printed off some of the songs that you've written from your website here and the different artists. And it's my goodness. It's like a who's who of ardeshir that have recorded your songs. You've recorded your own songs too. Besides these other artists talked a little bit about your songwriting. When did you first start writing songs. I've been writing songs as long as i can remember And and before. I was writing singing songs. I was trying to write instrumental stuff and are remembered debuting something for mrs munson sixth grade music class and he gave me a blow pop as a treat. You know for playing one of my original songs for the class and she said this is a magical musical moment. And but i i. I remember writing songs. Well push mowing the yard at home. That was my job and it was great. Can you know you can sing and holler. Nobody hurt me. You know just Get all your thoughts out and and One of the songs. That i i i wrote. That brought it to the family band in our bass player roxie he. He liked it and she says the nice things about it. And then i found out years later that i ripped off the melody from rock vote. Nails is such a great song. You know but. I didn't know at the time that i was doing that and But i tell people you know. That's that's actually a great exercise you know. Take a melody that you like a lot like a song that you like a lot and you.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"And they polish the rocks as smooth as glass But those wagon rut. The last time i was up there just a few years ago i stood there and i was like you know more in her family traveled this road. You know. i'm i'm looking at this wagon trails. That they were on and that was just really. Hit me hard And and it man. Just wow i love those stories My dad read them to me as a kid. We watch the tv show and So you know all of that very real to me. Because i'm from you know up that way where they spent quite a bit of time. Well that's neat yeah. I always enjoyed watching that show too. That's i guess we probably came up probably in the same time period because it was like a big show on tv back back in those days for me. Oh yeah. I think it was already reruns. Starting to be in reruns by the time. I was watching it But and i love that. My daughter is enjoying it absolutely important to me to be able to share that with her. Especially since you know. It's set in minnesota where from exactly well so You got your degree there at east tennessee state university And you'd already mentioned you played with your parents there and their band. So i'm guessing that was your first band experience. So did you play well in fact. I know you've played in other bands before starting your own band talk some about that. Yeah sure so I played for a short time. Was becky schlegel and trueblue. That was just one summer there. Before i came down to exceed led tennessee to go to school and then while in school and played with several of the bluegrass ensemble got to go to france. Got to play at the kennedy center. That was so special Also played with appalachian trail which is Their their Out of East tennessee traveled quite a bit. We got to play some of the national folklife festivals in lowell massachusetts lansing michigan and On the On the mall in I think i'm saying that right on the mall in dc and and then Right out of school. At the job. With valerie smith and liberty pike and was part of vows banned for ten years from two thousand one Who two thousand. Eleven got married in their took a break because we were hoping that we would be able to have kids and Just just needed a break from the road. Of and of course. I i'd say i'm living my life in reverse because you know you're supposed to like do your music career have the kid and then probably quit and stay home and take care of take care of the kids and stuff and i am i. We got pregnant with romi. And and then i jog their and brooke aldridge and they were so gracious about it. You know they hired this massively pregnant woman to play fiddle for them and they were they were really kind about it and helped me so much through that season and I look back now. And i'm like how did i do that. And how. how did they stand me for that time. But they were so sweet. They are wonderful vocalist. They're good people. And i'm so excited for them and all the wonderful things that have been happening for them in the last couple of years But i had to leave their band when romi started walking our daughter's seven now but when she was about a year and a half she started walking. My husband's like we can't do this. You you gotta make your schedule. And at that point i had come out with between earth and sky record on dark shadow recording and i need a tour to sell that and so it was it was. I painted myself in a corner. I need to start my own band. But it's been great. It's been five years now and have a wonderful group of guys around me and i'm really blessed they make pretty easy on me as a bandleader From just really good time. So it's a net liberec on the banjo. he's twenty eighteen. Ibm a banjo player of the year. He's also on sirius. Xm satellite radio does the More banjos sunday and the derailed show saturday night and does a lot of teaching And then professor dan boehner. Who is the director of the east tennessee state university bluegrass program And nate lee on the mandolin. He's a twenty fifteen. Ibm a momentum award winner. And then we have daniel hard on the base and daniel Works in the bottling plant. Jack daniels in his hometown lynchburg tennessee and they let him off the play music with us every so often. So that's awesome as nice to have a job. That's considerate like that. And you know. Cut some slack for musicians to be able to go at play also. Yeah all the guys in the band. Have their well of course. Dan works at the college in in. Daniel works at jack daniels. Ned and nate did a lot of teaching and then I some teaching. And of course my main gig the aromas mama. I'm sure that's that's a full-time gig out there and itself. Yeah yeah yeah. It's it's pretty awesome she's seven. I'm enjoying the stage right now at seven. I know it's gonna change quickly especially when we get toward the teenage years but so far it's been been pretty fun it's been a whirlwind but a blessing a great blessing Now it's really interesting of course with the pandemic on. We don't have school here in manchester tennessee At the moment but her teacher has been wonderful. And sending home things to work on getting a taste of home schooling. I always thought that it's something i would like to do. And i'm gaining a holy respect for all her teachers here in Yeah they're they're pretty great though. Yeah kind of back up a minute. I know you also were great claw hammer banjo player and i know you play guitar. What else do you play besides fiddle. Also i dabble in a lot of other things. Those are my main thirty instruments. And when y- i usually play all of those during the course of one of our shows. I was actually my first instrument and Trying to get my chops back on that and have been having some fun with that here especially in the last year or so and trying to help me with her piano lessons to issue. I think it's just a great instrument to start on. I got a good foundation in a note reading and theory and stuff from from learning piano. So i i play that i dabble on many other things though. I was a percussionist in high school and Play the base a little bit and Kind of dabble on the mandolin. To don paddle on the man was like it. Awesome like a lot of people you play just about every instrument sounds like there what What got you to claw hammer banjo. Gillian welt okay. Yeah well that's a good love. Her music i graduated from high school. My violin teacher had mentioned before patty triumphs. Gave me a cassette tape of gillian's revival record. And she said. I think you'll like this and it totally tastes my life. I've been trying to write like gillian welch. Ever since i've loved her songwriting and And taught my. I can't remember if she played. Call him on that record and no she plays her on hell among the yearlings and i just love the sound of it and so i picked it up because of that so i feel like you know like the old time players. Look listen to me not really old time and the bluegrass players like. Oh yeah your own time. But i feel like i'm kinda not efficient foul. I i do some tunes on the on the claw hammer but mostly i'll use it to.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Oh hello folks and welcome to acoustic talk podcast. I'm your host brad apple. We have a wonderful show lined up for you this week as our guest. We have missed becky. Buller and becky in her band have been blazing the bluegrass trails as of recent years and turning out some great performances and recordings along the way banking. I got to sit down recently and have a good conversation by telephone and we got to talk about a lot of things and aspects of becky's career including her songwriting which she is a great songwriter. Her songs have been recorded by a virtual. Who's who in the bluegrass community. And we get to talk about her band and her latest singles. So let's go ahead and get into our conversation with miss. Becky buhler again. Thank you becky for being on the show today. And you've done a lot of great things and continue to do a lot of great things and bluegrass music. We sure look forward to talking to you just wondering if you could maybe start out with telling us how you got started in playing music so bad. Thank you for having me. Thank you everybody. That's tuned in. I have been playing bluegrass music since i was a kid. My parents got Just fell in love with bluegrass. When i was about five years old they were at the butterfield threshing be butterfield. Minnesota and Heard death band playing and my dad decided he wanted to learn how to play the mandolin. And you know one thing led to another. My parents both played guitar already at that. Point wasn't long after that that they started a band called prairie grass with a couple of gordon. roxie scholtz and They played together the entire time. That i was growing up and i joined them when i was about Maybe i don't know eleven twelve somewhere in there. But but when i was about nine or ten i start bugging him for sydell lesson because i really wanted to sing in their band. I and they said you have to play something because everybody plays something a bluegrass band I'll look at their lineup. So we don't have a fiddle. I didn't know about dobro at that point No dobro player. I'd known about that but but I definitely knew about fiddles in the well. Okay i'll i'll play fiddles and took about a year to convince the nice with serious and they got me Violin lessons. We didn't have any teachers in my about their wonderful woman. Patty triumphs became my teacher for about six years. I studied with her. As a kiddo suzuki schools music and minnesota wonderful teacher she still added up there and And she caught me since it'll tunes on the side. Which i really appreciate 'cause she use it. That's what i really wanted do. And then i learned a lot of records and stuff. And i just feel so grateful that i learned both the bluegrass fiddling discipline alongside the classical violin disciplined. Because there's just so many great things that one adds to the other. You know. I i already had no reading from playing piano but You know the technique that you get from learning classical violin just really helpful And then of course the air training that you get playing bluegrass music is great. I i mean. I'd siri my first year of college. I did music theory and the man that was a breeze because of all my your training from bluegrass music. So i'm really grateful that i can draw from both disappointed when i teach Because i just feel like you know that that's really helpful to the students but But yeah. I really got into bluegrass music at as a singer. I wanted to sing. So that i am to this day. I approach for the lights out of always been interested or more interested in how the fiddle works in a band situation and backing up a song. a been more interested in that than the the tunes. I probably don't know enough tunes. I'm telling my husband. I'm not real. I i don't know enough. Walters and and i i don't chase rattlesnakes and i don't deal in fiddles or work on settles trade. Settles all the time. But i'm always. I always been more focused I mean i focus on the instruments of course but but more focused songwriting and the singing aspect of it but And i went to bluegrass school. The thomas through the story. I was a bluegrass school in johnson. City tennessee east tennessee state university. They have the oldest program of its kind anywhere in the world. Progress old time country. Music program standby dot com in the early nineteen eighty and that brought me the tennessee and in in ninety seven when i graduated from high school and i've been here ever awesome appreciate that that you know the no reading side in the classically trained side of things i think that's really neat because I don't do that and a lot of musicians. Don't have learned by ear but i think that's really neat to have to because you know i got into old time music also several years ago and through that i learned that norman blake you know. He's he reads notes and stuff too and finds a lot of those old songs. He ended up doing recording. You know and books and stuff so That's pretty cool really helpful. I wish i wish i was more nimble writing music out. That is something i just. I haven't had to do a lot of. And so i avoid it and i know it get better out of defied just did it more but i can read fun and charts and said well that's awesome. So what did you major in it. east tennessee state university. You might have said it not missed it there. Oh i did. i didn't i. I took five years to get a four year degree. And i changed majors several times. Because i i always thought i was going to be a teacher from the time was a little kid. I was enamored with the stories of little house on the prairie and and And of green gables and both of those characters taught in one room school houses inside so my parents. I'm going to do that. So i ended up becoming a professional musician and i ended up majoring in In public relations was a minor in music. Okay would you say in the house on the prairie and you mentioned man. Kato didn't i mean that's part of that history to okay cool l. Yeah so I'm from saint james minnesota and about an hour just To the northwest of us is is gossip instead come creek. Oh my gosh. I'm blanking on it now Walnut grove minnesota sorry. Walnut grove minnesota. Where the ingles lived for a year or so maybe maybe a couple of years But whole route we went to see Good jeffers petroglyphs was. It's a great site if you're ever in southern minnesota in the summertime she stopped by there and it's all these ancient rock drawings and they're just right there on this. This windswept bit of prairie whether buxom exposed red rock. And it's just it's gorgeous. But but right at the edge of that property or really deep wagon rut. And you know the the land never been farmed because of the rocks there and also a buffalo. You can see where the the buffalo rubbed up against the rocks to get rid of their winter coats.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"I did back when a teenager I got got into man-ling couldn't player in banja and so i started playing mandolin with one band and used to spend a lot of time with it back then. Had the towns sitting in front of the record player for hours and and And learn a lot of stuff in but the one limitation. I had all that small france from big flavors and it is work workouts. He will for me Well I never did get to hear you play mainland but i bet you did a fine job at it Not really enjoyed man. I still you know if. I pick up for good madeleine. I can still play what i used to know. But if if the battling and really only one i never say mclachlan's lowered lower. He lives me. Play it every now. And then and i can still cause anyone plays itself so i can still pull off a lot of stuff that ona on mandolin. That's not that caliber hitting oh much. I got to play david's mainland. One time when. I was thirteen years old down here in arkansas and he was kind enough to let me play just a few minutes on that was always thought that was great of him to share that experience with just a kid. You know he. He's very very open with it More than i would be because that that has been on the road since late seventies and it still doesn't have a mark on that that shows you how precise but lachlan's right right handy. Yeah he is Season phenomenal player and I just i got a lotta respect for him. On finding the instrument he picks up he could do it wale. Yeah absolutely. I was gonna ask you had written down here. Is there any Funny experiences or whatnot with the squires that you could share. Then we'll move forward to the and we. We got all kinds of trouble we used to we used to do. These telemarketing shows with a company. Out of florida vince international.
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Well hello folks and welcome to another edition of acoustic music. Talk the podcast. I'm your host brad apple and we got a treat today as we do every week This fella is one of the best banjo players going in the industry in bluegrass music today and for longtime actually He has won awards such as the ibm a banjo performer of the year award. In nineteen ninety five ninety six ninety seven ninety eight and two thousand and twelve and in two thousand nine. He was inducted into the virginia country. Music hall of fame and also in twenty eleven. He won the award From steve martin For the excellent and banjo and bluegrass award and Owner show today. We got mr sammy. Sheila sammy welcome to the show. Thank you for joining us and On acoustic music talk. And we're looking forward to talking to you visiting with you about your music. Thank you brian. Good to be with you tonight. You bet i was wondering First of all you can tell us about how you started in music. I know i've heard this story and read before your first banjo was made of a pressure. Cooker leeann is that correct. Well the band's out of the the pressure cooker bands out of that and bill to would rim inside those and that kind of the band tailed it together and any For the ten hit on it and he went to the local tracker dealership and Bob some bows and drill. Holes around foods would and Injured but host the bolts and put clothes hanger wire to hold the head on with the little homemade tension and he went and he wizard out. And maybe you know pretty much the scale. It was probably a seven inch pot. You know where normal banjos by living inches and So it was small and there. Some i could pull with. He gave it to me. When i was about four years older and i got fooled that thing and tunes on it then graduated to a full angel. Yeah is this your Your grandpa sheila. You're talking about dylan now. I was my grandfather h. o. w. e. l. okay crews have and He he had played for years. Got away from it for a while and then got back into it. And it's in the sixties hours. Yeah hope he actually learn from charlie pu. Charlie poole used to come around our part of the country Back in his day in late twenties early thirties and a great grandfather was feeling fighter and he ran a gristmill back them days. If you ran a risk meal more likely you might liquor somewhere on. All the pool has been updated the original country music outlaws. So if you need where he could drink peak that's where he was going. Yeah and so. He's to stay there a lot. Grandma got to watch him play and learn. Learn a bunch of stuff from england. Learn how to play guitar hard. Play along with him so he was real easy his life. That's a neat connection to have connection back to charlie pool. That's that's really awesome. it is. I mean charlie was a hey i guess he's more famous now than than years was back then but he was probably the first person record country music new york and he lives in new york city several times and recorded up. They're kind of what's on the bristol sessions really out saying after you started playing banjo there and started learning some songs. Did you do like a lot of people. Did you go around. Fiddler's conventions or like galax. Virginia or any of those places. Yeah ma grandpa. Sheila mma grandpa how. He didn't go too far from the house guards. Stay home and grandpa schuler..
"brad" Discussed on Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
"Hello friends and neighbors and welcome to another edition of acoustic music. Talk the podcast. I'm your host brad apple and so glad you join us again this week for another episode that we have in store for you. Our guest today is no stranger to people in the world of bluegrass. He's been in a lot of great bands in his career such as the knoxville grass. Virginia squires name. Just a couple from berry went on to have his own band under his own name and he did a lot of great recordings with that band. Also he's one ibm recorded event of the year for a project. He did a few years back called. Follow me back to the fold which was a tribute to the women in bluegrass music. A great record that was and mr mark. Newton is our guest today. He joined us by phone recently and sat down ahead quite a bit extended interview with mark. So let's get into that. Could you tell us how you got started out playing music like go back to your early days. Well i was you know. Born in nineteen fifty. Seven paducah kentucky. Which is where my mother's only was from and believe it or not. They were raised. I remember as a infant. I'll hell bent but Some reason i have a memory of going to church my being sitting there but my mother or or don't know what how i just remember. Music was a part of this service and my mother play piano and my day at you know these are the jinyan so he he come. He came from a family of eleven seven boys and four girls. All of them played for the most part all of them either saying well most of them play multiple instruments whether it would be guitar Fiddle banjo mail and you know shudder. And you know so. I was around all of that. We moved to virginia back to my day. It's home here. Brisburg virginia actually from stafford county. But that's just the surrounding counting from fredericksburg virginia which is like fifty miles. South of dc and You know and you know my dad late music and was in local bands and you know and listening tall mongols play and you know they were in to lou breast music in country music. You know this was you know in the sixties and and. I think we moved there. Nineteen sixty of believe. It was and so i was exposed all of this.