Discussions with acoustic musicians and performing singer-songwriters, plus acoustic music gear reviews.
Guy Hofer - A Ukulele With Three Broken Strings Started It All
1:15:07Retired educator Guy Hofer grew up in Chicago listening to his father play fiddle for the Kenosha Cornhuskers. His musical life began playing a ukulele with three broken strings. A Gibson hollow body electric gave way to an Italian acoustic 6-string. His retirement gift to himself was a Martin. Guy talks about music, teaching French and Spanish, and throws in a good story about the Oscar Mayer jingle.
Kevin Neidig - Best Americana Artist of 2023
1:14:38Mechanicsburg PA native Kevin Neidig is an excellent guitarist. He sings really well also. He is the 2023 Central Pennsylvania Music Awards 'Best Americana Artist', as well as one of the 2023 emerging artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
How I Became the U.S. Distributor for Avian Guitars by Biao Zou
56:17Biao Zou is an IT manager for a Buffalo (NY) based company. He was stuck in Buffalo during COVID while his wife was stuck in China. Having free evening and weekend time, he decided to improve his acoustic guitar skills. Biao explains how COVID and a budget Orangewood Guitar lead him to be an Avian Guitar player/fan and ultimately the U.S. distributor for Avian Guitars. Fascinating story !
Tony Denikos - The Musical Journey of an Americana Songwriter
55:00Maryland based singer-songwriter Tony Denikos' 2009 CD 'Already Gone' went to #2 on the Euro Americana Chart and #7 on the Freeform American Roots Chart . Starting out as a bass player in his teens, Tony transitioned to playing bars and clubs with his trusty Ovation 6-string in the Norfolk VA area before returning to the Mid-Atlantic region. He has left bar gigs behind for songwriter showcases and house concerts, trading his Ovation for a Gibson J-45.