Q & A

  • A Q & A with Penny & Sparrow

    • April 28, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    The two gents who comprise Penny and Sparrow -- Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter -- didn't set out to be musicians.
  • A Q & A with Dori Freeman

    • March 27, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    When you come from a musical tradition that includes legendary artists like Hazel and Alice, Loretta Lynn and Ola Belle Reed, you have some mighty big boots to fill.
  • A Q & A with Quiles & Cloud

    • March 15, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    The San Francisco-based duo of Quiles & Cloud (Maria and Rory, respectively) reflect the whimsical, bohemian nature that their hometown once embraced and embodied.
  • A Q & A with Laurie Lewis

    • March 10, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    It was round-about 50 years ago that Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard started making the music that would blaze a trail for women in bluegrass.
  • A Q & A with Carrie Rodriguez

    • March 08, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Having bridged various cultural gaps her whole life, singer/songwriter/fiddler Carrie Rodriguez feels right at home constructing the same sort of unifying structures with her music.
  • A Q & A with Steve Martin

    • February 29, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Mere mention of Steve Martin's name instantly evokes a multitude of references to his iconic comedic work over the past five decades.
  • A Q & A with Birds of Chicago

    • February 26, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    Birds of Chicago -- the duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell -- have never made big splashes with their music.
  • A Q & A with The Cactus Blossoms

    • January 27, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    As their new album starts to make the rounds, the Cactus Blossoms -- aka Page Burkum and Jack Torrey -- have been garnering more than a few comparisons to the Everly Brothers.
  • A Q & A with Sierra Hull

    • January 22, 2016
    • Kelly McCartney
    When bluegrass giants like Alison Krauss, Ron Block, and Bela Fleck take an artist under their wings, the talent must be off the charts.