Episode 7

Bruce Molsky: “The Best Way I Know To Connect With People”


September 1st, 2021

1 hr 1 min 25 secs

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About this Episode

Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. For decades, he’s been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. He’s also the classic “musician’s musician” – a man who’s received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators like Linda Ronstadt, Mark Knopfler, Celtic giants Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, jazzer Bill Frisell and dobro master Jerry Douglas, a true country gentleman by way of the Big Apple aptly dubbed “the Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddlers” by virtuoso violinist and sometimes bandmate Darol Anger. Matt reminisces about studying fiddle with Bruce, and they cover a wide variety of topics including Bruce's highly-anticipated guitar album, his responsibilities as an educator, and why he likes collecting fountain pens.

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