Southern Style To Feature Mike Seegar

by | 28 Feb, 2024 | 0 comments

Jan Dale in the Studio

Mike Seeger To Feature On Southern Style 5th March 2024.

Tuesday March 5th,
Jan Dale’sradio show SOuthern Style will be featuring a spotlight on Mike Seeger including a vintage interview she made with him some 20 years ago.

Mike SeegarMike Seeger was a musician and collector of songs by traditional musicians. In 1958 he co-founded the New Lost City Ramblers with John Cohen and Tom Paley. He was also part of Strange Creek Singers and has released a number of solo projects including Southern Banjo Sounds and Early Southern Guitar Sounds both for Smithsonian Folkways. He received six Grammy Nominations plus other awards and acknowledgments and was a multi-instrumental.

Seeger was best known as a performer of old-time music. However, Mike Seeger had a significant impact on bluegrass music. As an engineer/producer, he recorded some of the first albums to be issued by bluegrass artists. Seegar was also one of the first people to write about the music. With his trusty reel-to-reel tape recorder, he captured countless hours of live bluegrass—as played by the masters—in the heyday of the 1950s. And, as a solo performer and member of the New Lost City Ramblers, he was a tireless interpreter of rural roots music.

Jan Dale’s radio show, Southern Style, can also be streamed to your computer via the PBS website.

PBS programmes are archived on the PBS website so they can be listened to at any time after they are broadcast.
Southern Style with Jan Dale – PBS FM 106.7
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.pbsfm.org.au

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