This week Eli interviews mandolin player and owner of Acoustic Disc records, David Grisman. They discuss David’s roots in Greenwhich Village in the early 1960’s, his views on the state of the music/entertainment industry, the appeal of acoustic music as a catagory and his own latest projects.
This week, Eli interviews Delta Blues legend Honeyboy Edwards. Honeyboy reveals many fascinating insights, vignettes and critical information gathered during his 74+ years as a professional musician. He is Eli’s personal favorite all time blues musician. Honeyboy talks about his days playing in Memphis with the Memphis Jug Band (plus how to blow a jug and build a tub bass) and Big Walter Horton, playing in Chicago with all the greats there, how to hop a freight train and get away with it as well as lots more.
Check out autobiography: The World Don’t Owe Me Nothin’
In this episode Henrietta & Eli give some of their own perspectives on Bob Dylan’s early social/political songs. Of particular interest, Henrietta comments on what Dylan saw in Guthrie, what he took from him and what he has been able to keep, all these years, and through all of the changes in his life and music.