The Mandolins and Beer Podcast #155 Steve Smith

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My guest this week is Steve Smith. Steve Smith is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but also as an outstanding educator. Along with his work with the Roots/Bluegrass group The Hard Road Trio Steve has been on faculty at the California Coast Music Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Music Camp, Colorado Roots Music Camp, Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp, Zoukfest and Camp Bluegrass (for sixteen years running). Keep up with Steve at his website!

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Song clips featured in this episode:

“Live Oak “ by Steve Smith (Unreleased)

“Autumn Leaves” by Cannonball Adderly (Somethin’ Else)

“Western” by Isaac Eicher (Native Language)

“New Kind of Love” by Steve Smith (Unreleased)

“Charlie” by Chris Sanders (Unreleased)

“We Can” Tim May and Steve Smith (Handmade to Hand Played)

“As the Crow Flies” by Steve Smith (Distant Lands)

“Desert Night/Starlight Canyon” by Steve Smith (Desert Night)

“Frozen Lake” by Steve Smith (Desert Night)

“When Small Children Sleep” by Steve Smith (Desert Night)

“Wayfaring Stranger” by Butch Baldassari (Old Time Hymns)

“Bull Head Swamp” by Seth Mulder and Midnight Run

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