My guest this week on the podcast is Michael Daves. Michael Daves was born in 1977 in the southern empire of Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he began to make loud noises, so his loving parents put music instruments in front of him. It was a good plan. He grew up in that grand tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Although he’s since moved north, the humid south remains in heart and sinus cavities. Heralded as “a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene” by the New York Times, Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances.
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Song clips featured in this episode:
“June Apple” by Michael Daves (Orchids and Violence)
“Muleskinner Blues” by Bill Monroe (The Essential Bill Monroe)
“Shoeless Joe” by Col Bruce Hampton & ARU (Mirrors of Enlightenment)
“Up and Running” by Bela Fleck (Tales from the Acoustic Planet)
“Wayfaring Stranger” by Bill Monore & Bluegrass Boys (Smithsonian Recordings Off the Record)
“George and Gladys Kazatski” by Andy Statman (Nashville Mornings and New York Mornings)
“Loneliness and Desperation” Chris Thile and Michael Daves (Sleep with One Eye Open)