Music Journalism


Andy Statman

All contributions consist of both text and photographs unless noted:

“Brooklyn and Beyond: Andy Statman’s musical and spiritual journey,” Fretboard Journal, Issue 2, Summer 2006

The Grandfather of Bluegrass: Wade Mainer’s first 99 years,” Fretboard Journal, Issue 3, Fall 2006 (available online)

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Wade Mainer

“Muy Caliente!: Hot on the trail of the Calentano violin masters of Tierra Caliente,” Strings, June/July 2006 (only text)

“Tramp Tunes: From Moravia to America (and back) with Radim Zenkl,” Fretboard Journal, Issue #4, Winter 2006

Second Time Around: An old fiddling pro takes the stage — again [Lee Stripling],” Strings, February 2007

Dawg Days: A look back at the birth of the David Grisman Quintet,” Fretboard Journal, Issue 6, Summer 2007 (interviews and text only)


Angel Tavira

Letter From Tierra Caliente: One-armed octogenarian violinist Ángel Tavira lights up the big screen,” Strings, October 2007 (only text)

Bass Instincts: Buell Neidlinger helped pioneer free jazz, played sessions with Sinatra,” Strings, November, 2007

Photos: Mandolin Symposium, Fretboard Journal, Issue 8, Winter 2007 (photography only)

Inside Cover Photo: Fiddlin’ Joe Thompson, Strings, December 2007 (photography only)

“Profile of Cellist Julian Schwarz”, Teen Strings, March/April/May 2009 (incl. cover photo)

Hearts and Minds: Making friends (and celebrating life) with Brazilian mandolin phenom Hamilton de Holanda,” Fretboard Journal, Issue #14, Summer 2009

The Write Stuff: The conductorless American String Project is expanding the string-orchestra literature with a dream team of world-class players,” Strings, May 2010

“David Grisman’s Acoustic Oasis: An Acoustic Archive For The 21st Century,” Bluegrass Unlimited, May, 2014

“Interview with Danny Barnes,” Banjo Newsletter, July 2014

Liner Notes:

Tone Poets; Various Artists; Acoustic Disc; 6/9/2005 – musician biographies

Luz da Aurora; Yamandu Costa e Hamilton de Holanda; Eldorado; 2/3/2010; English translation