Walls of Time: Bluegrass Podcast

Field recorded interviews with the best in bluegrass. Hosted by Daniel Mullins.

S1 E13. Hunter Berry: A New Fiddling Legacy

October 22nd, 2019

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Hunter Berry is an East Tennessee native who grew up in a hotbed of traditional music, surrounded by some of the best bluegrass artists in the country. A prodigy performer, he was offered a job by Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson when Berry was just 14 years old. He has spent most of his professional years as the fiddler for Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and has one of the most identifiable fiddle styles on the current bluegrass scene. In this episode of Walls of Time, Daniel and Hunter talk about Hunter’s early influences, how he created his style influenced by the great Benny Martin, Paul Warren and today's great fiddlers, and about life on the road with Hall of Famers, Melvin Goins and Doyle Lawson, and the Queen of Bluegrass herself. Let’s join Daniel and Hunter on the campus of East Tennessee State University, where is also a professor within their Bluegrass Music Program.

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S1 E12. Carl Jackson: Music Renaissance Man (Part Two)

October 11th, 2019

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In part two of host Daniel Mullins’ interview with Carl Jackson, Carl talks about his work as a writer and producer. From working with Jim Rushing to producing Grammy award-winning albums like the all-star Louvin Brothers tribute, Carl relates his experiences of producing albums for some of the top artists in country and bluegrass. He gives insight into his journey and what it takes to be true to your art and yourself in the evolving music industry. Let’s re-join Daniel and Carl in Nashville, TN for part two of our interview with Carl Jackson, a true music renaissance man! 

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S1 E11. Carl Jackson: Music Renaissance Man (Part 1)

October 8th, 2019

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Musician, producer, songwriter, performer, Carl Jackson is an artist on many fronts. From his time as a teenager playing on the Grand Ole Opry with Jim & Jesse McReynolds to his career with Glen Campbell, and his time as an award-winning Nashville producer and songwriter, Carl Jackson is gracious about his storied career. Here is part one of a two-part interview with Walls of Time host Daniel Mullins. After a BBQ lunch in Nashville, TN, Carl tells stories about some of the biggest names in Country and Bluegrass music. An artist that does a lot of everything and does it well — Here is part one of Carl Jackson, music renaissance man on Walls of Time. 

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S1 E10. Little Roy Lewis: A Fun-Loving Legacy

October 4th, 2019

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From the time he was a boy, Little Roy Lewis has loved bluegrass music and the banjo. From picking cotton to picking the 5-string, Little Roy journeyed from the rural south to the biggest stages in the world with both the first family of bluegrass bospel, The Lewis Family and with The Little Roy and Lizzy Show. Along this path, Little Roy has become known as a larger than life entertainer. His humor, pranks, on-stage antics and phenomenal musicianship have all made him one of bluegrass music’s biggest personalities. His secret -- enjoy what you do and don’t take it too seriously. Daniel caught up with Little Roy on the deck of a cruise ship earlier this year and is excited to bring listeners this conversation on Walls of Time: Bluegrass Podcast. 

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S1 E9. Cindy Baucom: Professional Passion

October 2nd, 2019

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Highly respected broadcaster, Cindy Baucom sits down with Daniel Mullins this week to talk about how she got her start in radio, her work as a sought after festival MC, and her love of bluegrass music that started in her early years growing up in North Carolina. Recorded backstage at the legendary North Carolina roots music festival, MerleFest, Cindy relates her journey from music fan to hosting one of the most successful syndicated bluegrass radio shows in the world. She shares stories of her journey and talks about what it takes for great bluegrass songs to make their way to the airways. Let's sneak into a backstage dressing room at MerleFest, and join Daniel and Cindy for this episode of Walls of Time. 

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S1 E8. Mike Bub: Sideman Extraordinaire (Part 2)

September 27th, 2019

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Here in Part 2 of Mike Bub’s conversation with host, Daniel Mullins, we hear again from this sideman extraordinaire as he talks about his time with the Del McCoury Band, his journey with the band as they broadened the bluegrass fan base and his ventures into new musical projects. Mike is known as one of the most sought after bass players in Nashville, and you will hear why Mike has become an important artist in the bluegrass, country and roots music genres based on both his skill and his easy-going attitude and intelligence. Let’s rejoin Mike and our host, Daniel Mullins, backstage in Nashville, TN. 

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S1 E7. Mike Bub: Sideman Extraordinaire (Part 1)

September 24th, 2019

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From his time of growing up as a competition banjo player in the southwest, Arizona native Mike Bub has been a bluegrass staple -- from his time with the Weary Hearts to the Del McCoury Band, and even today as he is one of the most sought after bass players in Nashville. In Part 1 of this two-part conversation with Mike and host Daniel Mullins, we hear about Mike's upbringing, the culture of bluegrass competitions, playing bluegrass internationally, and much more. Let’s join Mike and Daniel backstage at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA)’s annual event in Nashville, TN. 

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S1 E6. Sierra Hull: From Fan to Icon

September 20th, 2019

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From fan to icon, the grateful and brilliant Sierra Hull tells her story of how she got her start by meeting her personal musical heroes. From a bright family upbringing to becoming friends with her idols, Sierra is a breath of fresh air and a powerful modern acoustic artist rooted in bluegrass. Listen to her stories of how her dreams came true in pursuit of musical excellence, by kicking back with her and Daniel Mullins in her living room in Nashville, TN. 

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S1 E5. Danny Paisley: A Pedigree on Positivity

September 17th, 2019

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The positivity of Danny Paisley. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Danny is what one would call “pedigreed Bluegrass.” He grew up playing this music alongside his legendary father, Bob Paisley, in The Southern Grass as they put the Baltimore area on the Bluegrass map, playing with a hard-driving and intense style, fondly referred to as “Baltimore Barroom Bluegrass!”  Hear all about Danny’s formative years with his father Bob, his early influences, his world travels playing music, and what he learned from his dad and others about professionalism, positivity and the power of hardcore Bluegrass! Let’s join Danny and Daniel on the deck of a cruise ship in the Caribbean. 

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S1 E4. Peter Rowan: The Keening Tones

September 13th, 2019

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Peter Rowan, a former Bluegrass Boy, has a storied career that includes working alongside Jerry Garcia with the West Coast band, Old & In The Way, and a reputation as an innovative and multi-faceted solo artist. He and our host, Daniel Mullins, get deep on this episode of Walls of Time. Listen to this music history lesson from one of roots music’s most eclectic creators. He talks poetry, the soulful origins of bluegrass, and even some Eastern Mysticism. Hear about how the classic bluegrass song, “Walls of Time” was written and so much more in this field interview with your host, Daniel Mullins, in a hotel suite in Bellevue, Washington between sets at Wintergrass. 

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