Jan 30, 2019
Country music legend, GRAMMY Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, known for his harmonica playing, Charlie McCoy, joins us on the program for the first time!
A fixture in Nashville studios for over 50 years, Charlie worked with some of the biggest names in music such as Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Simon and...
Jan 22, 2019
1:51 Would you sing in 4 part harmony as kid in your family?
2:50 How big is your family?
3:06 Was your mom a trained musician?
3:27 Talking about the amazing church in Buffalo
5:26 Do you have Absolute Pitch or Perfect Pitch?
5:31 Did your parents ever ask you to practice?
6:32 Talking about “Oh Happy Day" by Edwin...
Jan 14, 2019
I am so delighted today to introduce my guest, GRAMMY Award-winning Composer, Producer and musician Paul Avgerinos!
When Paul Avgerinos graduated from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1980, as a full scholarship honors student, he had already performed with Isaac Stern, Jean Pierre Rampal, The Beaux Arts Trio, and...
Jan 8, 2019
GRAMMY award-winning Classical guitar virtuoso Jason Vieaux is our guest for the first time today!
Vieaux, “among the elite of today's classical guitarists” (Gramophone), is the guitarist that goes beyond the classical. NPR describes Vieaux as, “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his...
Jan 1, 2019
My guest today is MacArthur Foundation Genius award winner and one of the top composers around today, Bright Sheng!
A MacArthur fellow and proclaimed by the foundation as “an innovative composer who merges diverse musical customs in works that transcend conventional aesthetic boundaries”, Sheng has created an oeuvre...