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Bradley Laird's Grass Talk Radio Podcast episode 135

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The podcast for people who play bluegrass music or want to!

Episode 135 - Guest Host: Stewart Crawford

This globe-spanning episode is our first listener hosted show. Stewart Crawford, banjoist in Australia, presents the story of bluegrass down under and outlines some excellent improvisation concepts.

Stewart deserves a round of applause for stepping up to the microphone in response to my Bonus Episode 7 call for volunteers.

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Links for things mentioned in this episode

Stewart provided this link to Open Music Theory where you can see more details about the embellishment techniques mentioned in this episode.

Also mentioned were two of my books. Here are links to them:

The Flint Hill Scrolls and Mandolin Master Class.


The music for this episode is:

Intro - Buddy Ashmore and Pony Express singing Prison Walls written by Randy Godwin.

Segue - Salt Creek - Here is the description provided by Stewart: It’s me playing banjo with my jam session mate Chris, who plays banjo in a local bluegrass band called Scroggin (it sounds like it should be a rude word, but it is what New Zealanders call trail mix).

Outro - Blackberry Blossom, Stewart Crawford, banjo; Chris on guitar.


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