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Episode 1: The 27th Street Podcast

Here is Episode 1 of the 27th Street Podcast. It features an interview with Sheila Gregory in which we talk about Garden Walk Buffalo as well as Sheila’s web photo project called The Left Overs. The second segment is called Storytime which features a story my father told me many times, called Red Striped Socks.

The opening intro is me playing solo banjo. The piece is an old fiddle tune called Julianna Johnson. For those banjo freaks in the audience, I’m playing a Bart Reiter Standard banjo in CC tuning. There is a short banjo interlude in the podcast. This is again me playing banjo, this time a Nechville Atlas. This is an excerpt from a fiddle tune called Spotted Pony. The end theme is Bonaparte’s March, played in Sawmill tuning. I learned this tune from Cathy Barton Para at the 2014 Midwest Banjo Camp. This version is similar to the Indian Creek Delta Boys’ version, which they learned from Harvey “Pappy” Taylor. At some point in the future, I hope to bring other musicians into the podcast.

I ended up recording this podcast in Garage Band. I used a Yeti USB mic with a pop filter. I’ve submitted it to iTunes. I understand it can take a few days for it to show up over there. Meanwhile, you can hear it here at 27th Street.

If you need the RSS feed, it is: http://27thstreet.libsyn.com/rss

I’m not sure yet how frequent these podcasts will be. In the coming weeks I’ll establish a frequency and try to stick to it.

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    • Thanks Jennifer. For me the biggest challenge for the first one was figuring out how to do it technically, how to add music, do fades and so on. It will be easier now to focus on content. I think I’m going to try to make future episodes a little long, about 20 minutes.

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