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Bradley Laird's Grass Talk Radio - Bluegrass

By Bradley Laird

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Bradley Laird's GrassTalkRadio is about learning to play bluegrass music. Show notes for each episode are found at: Whether you have been playing 5 minutes or 5 years we all want to become better players. Bradley will help you stay on the path, avoid discouragement, make real progress and enjoy participation in this game we call bluegrass.

Customer Reviews

Glad I found you!

I'm 53 and started learnng the banjo about a year ago, has always been a life long desire of mine. I feel like bradley is talking directly to me! Love the stories, the pointers, the opinions, he doesn't make it sound like it's unattainable to learn the 5 string banjo! I'm in Georgia too but wish I was a bit closer, I'd be taking lessons from Bradley in person! Keep it up, I really enjoy listening to all the different topics!

Great Info for Bluegrass Newbies

First you get your fiddle/banjo/guitar/mando... then you stumble onto Pete Wernick’s Jam course... then you think, “that was good, but I need more help...” so you attend workshops and think about attending festivals... and then if you are very very lucky, you stumble on THIS PODCAST. This is binge-worthy programming for anyone who wants to dive deeper into bluegrass. Brad Laird provides common sense tips for being a better jammer that go way beyond the tried and true advice found in workshops, as well as very concrete, practical info about getting the most out of the festival experience or even joining or starting a band. Need to know what to pack to attend a festival? Want to know which festivals are better for jamming and which are better for concerts? Want to know more about amps and mics? Or about vocal harmony? Or making faster progress in learning an instrument? Or about when to consider adding a second instrument to your skill set? This podcast has fascinating anecdotes along with technical advice about instruments and equipment and practice habits as well as valuable insights into bluegrass culture and social expectations of those who step into the bluegrass world. This is a very unique podcast that gets more personal than the typical bluegrass podcast that simply provides another stage for touring performers... instead of pulling back the curtain to let you watch and listen as a bluegrass outsider, Laird opens the door and invites you into the bluegrass family... he teaches you how things are done, as he would say, “the bluegrass way.”

Very informative and casual presentation

This podcast feels like sitting down with a buddy/mentor and listening to good stories and great advice about becoming a competent bluegrass musician.

If I was to offer one suggestion it would be to talk less and bring out more from your guests during interviews. Your contributions are relevant and spot on, but I want to hear what the guest’s take is on the issue. I figure that’s what she/he was brought on the show to do.

Overall, a great podcast that I look forward to listening to every week.

Bradley Laird's Grass Talk Radio - Bluegrass
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  • Category: Music
  • Language: English

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