The Bluegrass Byway

The Bluegrass Byway
A weekly podcast featuring interviews, news, concert/festival announcements, and all the latest music from your favorite Bluegrass artists.
023: Kevin Prater
Nov 19, 2015 • 57 min
On Episode 023 of The Bluegrass Byway, Kevin Prater, of the Kevin Prater Band, speaks with host Joe Caliva about his most recent album release, titled “Walking Rails and Counting Ties”. The multi-instrumentalist also discusses his history as a Bluegrass m
022: 10 String Symphony
Nov 9, 2015 • 68 min
On this week’s episode of The Bluegrass Byway, host Joe Caliva interviews Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer from the band, 10 String Symphony. The talented duo discuss their discovery of the 5 string fiddle and how it informs and guides their unique s
021: Shotgun Holler
Oct 29, 2015 • 63 min
This week on The Bluegrass Byway, host Joe Caliva talks with Shawn Brock and Matt Jones, the founding members of the band, “Shotgun Holler”, who recently released their debut album, titled “Loaded”. The two musicians talk about their history before the ba
020: Blue Mafia
Oct 21, 2015 • 38 min
In this landmark episode, number 20, of The Bluegrass Byway, host Joe Caliva sits down at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina and chats with hard-hitting, bluegrass super group, Blue Mafia.
019: Missy Werner
Oct 15, 2015 • 33 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, Joe Caliva sits down at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina and chats with Missy Werner from the Missy Werner Band. The vocalist and mandolin player discusses her beginnings in Cincinnati, her sho
018: Flatt Lonesome / James Reams
Oct 6, 2015 • 49 min
This week on The Bluegrass Byway, Joe Caliva reports LIVE from the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World Of Bluegrass event in Raleigh, North Carolina, and sits down with Kelsi & Paul Harrigill from the band Flatt Lonesome, who talk about thei
017: Vickie Vaughn
Sep 21, 2015 • 63 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, Joe Caliva chats with IBMA nominee for the 2014 Momentum Award for Band of the Year - the talented Vickie Vaughn. The newcomer talks about her beginnings in Western Kentucky, her training as a classical vocalist, he
016: Junior Sisk
Sep 14, 2015 • 48 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, Joe Caliva gets to chat with 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Male Vocalist of the Year and recipient of the 2014 SPBGMA Bluegrass Band of the Year award, Junior Sisk, leader of the band, Junior
015: Ashley Lewis
Sep 7, 2015 • 72 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, mandolin player, singer/songwriter, bluegrass artist, and radio personality Ashley Lewis sits down with host Joe Caliva to discuss her career in bluegrass music, her early musical training in Illinois, her approach
014: Trinity River Band
Aug 31, 2015 • 90 min
The Trinity River Band is a family group made up of Mike and Lisa Harris, and their three children, Sarah, Josh and Brianna. After releasing FOUR top charting Bluegrass CD’s in the last 14 months, the super-talented clan of musicians is quickly becoming a
013: Ken Chapple
Aug 24, 2015 • 72 min
In this episode, Joe Caliva interviews flatpack guitarist, singer/songwriter, and bluegrass recording artist Ken Chapple. Ken gives insight into the art of flatpack guitar playing and speaks about his inspirations, which include flatpick greats like Tony
012: Becky Buller
Aug 17, 2015 • 84 min
Bluegrass songwriter, fiddle player, and recording artist Becky Buller chats with host Joe Caliva about her most recent album, “Tween Earth and Sky”, as well as her early musical beginnings in Minnesota. Becky also discusses the journey to her solo career
011: TIM NEWBY, author of “Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound And Its Legacy”
Aug 3, 2015 • 81 min
Tim Newby, author of “Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard-Drivin’ Sound and Its Legacy” speaks with host Joe Caliva about his book and provides an in-depth history of bluegrass music in Baltimore, particularly in the 1950’s & ‘60’s, and how people and artist
010: Nu-Blu
Jul 20, 2015 • 68 min
Daniel Routh and Levi Austin from the band NU-BLU call in for an interview with host, Joe Caliva in this episode of The Bluegrass Byway. The two discuss the origins of NuBlu as well as some of the hardships the band had to overcome on the road to becoming
009: Fran Kent from Urban Monroes
Jul 6, 2015 • 84 min
Fran Kent, lead singer and guitarist from the band Urban Monroes, based out of the Portland, Oregon area, speaks with host Joe Caliva about the bluegrass scene in Oregon and the surrounding areas. Kent also speaks at length about the band’s history and th
008: Lorraine Jordan
Jun 29, 2015 • 89 min
This episode, host Joe Caliva speaks at length with one of the hardest working artists in bluegrass music - Lorraine Jordan, from Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road. Lorraine talks about her most recent project, titled “Country Grass”, as well as her past
007: The Barefoot Movement
Jun 22, 2015 • 79 min
The Barefoot Movement has been heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene.” All four members of the group, Tommy Norris (mandolin), Noah Wall (fiddle/lead vocal), Hasee Ciaccio (bass), and Alex Conerly (guitar) sit dow
006: Missy Armstrong from DETOUR
Jun 15, 2015 • 94 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, Michigan native, Missy Armstrong, lead vocalist and guitarist from the critically acclaimed bluegrass band DETOUR, talks at length with Joe Caliva about the band, her journey as a musician and bluegrass artist, and
005: Joe Mullins
Jun 8, 2015 • 62 min
Veteran radio broadcaster and bluegrass banjo musician, Joe Mullins, is featured this week in an interview with host, Joe Caliva, in which he speaks in-depth about his band, the Radio Ramblers, his early exposure to bluegrass music and broadcasting from h
004: Ashley Lilly
Jun 1, 2015 • 67 min
Ashley Lilly, a 15-year-old Bluegrass artist originally from West Virginia, talks to hist, Joe Caliva, at length about her recent CD release and her approach and vision as an artist in Bluegrass music.
003: Donna Hughes
May 25, 2015 • 69 min
This week on The Bluegrass Byway, Joe interviews North Carolina native, Donna Hughes, who has written over 500 songs and recently released two albums of her music. Donna also champions a cause to help change laws that allow dog-chaining in some states.
002: Larry Stephenson
May 25, 2015 • 52 min
Joe interviews the great Larry Stephenson from the Larry Stephenson Band, who talks about his newest album, “Pull Your Savior In” and his journey as a Bluegrass artist.
001: Flatt Lonesome
May 25, 2015 • 45 min
In this episode of The Bluegrass Byway, host Joe Caliva interviews Kelsi Harrigill, mandolinist and singer from the band, Flatt Lonesome - the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year.
000: Welcome to The Bluegrass Byway!
May 25, 2015 • 18 min
In this short introductory episode, host Joe Caliva talks about his experiences and journey toward becoming a Bluegrass fan, musician, and podcaster. He also discusses the genesis of the podcast, and what to expect in future episodes.