30 episodes

We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

omo Rozie DeLoach & Chris Jacoby

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

    Episode 30: Sell It To Me

    Episode 30: Sell It To Me

    How does a modern maker make money? What's the options for selling and how does one make it work? Chris Jacoby shares his years of experience making and selling, what has worked and what hasn't. We share lines we've used to make sales, and continue our segment: Two Truths and A Lie.

    • 56 min
    Episode 28: Hot! Bow! Action!

    Episode 28: Hot! Bow! Action!

    When was the hot hot evolution of the bow? Rozie and Jerry bequeath the history of bowmaking in France, plus bow maker Matt Wehling delights us with his awewsomeness and schools us on works toward preservation of endangered bow materials.


    Stay tuned as Chris, Jerry, and Rozie play two truths and a lie.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 27: Made in the Americas, part 2

    Episode 27: Made in the Americas, part 2

    But how did violin making come to Mexico and South America? When European instrument making met indigenous American hands, what sprang from this? Join Rozie & Jerry for an interview with Jaime Gabriel, Mexican luthier and recent transplant to the states.
    Special Guest: Jaime Gabriel.

    • 51 min
    Episode 26: Made in the Americas

    Episode 26: Made in the Americas

    Join us, Omosapiens, as we explore violin making in the greater continent, not just the states. Ben Hebbert chats with Rozie about some earliest known American Makers, and later luthier Damien Stoppani pauses his travels to tell us about Lutheria Sobre Ruedas - Luthiery On Wheels, and his travels along the continent in his bus.
    Special Guest: Damien Stoppani.

    • 53 min
    Episode 25: That Baroque Life

    Episode 25: That Baroque Life

    Join Chris, Jerry, and Rozie as they explore baroque style from both a luthiers perspective as well as a player's perspective. Special guests Sarah Peck walks us through her relationships with clients seeking to play in the baroque style, followed by an interview with Juliana Soltis, touring professional baroque cellist, exploring the different colors of sound created in this unique time period.
    Special Guests: Juliana Soltis and Sarah Peck.

    • 45 min
    Episode 24: How Are You Coping

    Episode 24: How Are You Coping

    Across the globe, shops are closed, and work for musicians is difficult to find. Listeners contribute: how are we coping? Hosts Rozie, Chris, and Jerry update us.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Triplepisces ,

Awesome stuff!

Thank you for these podcasts, it has entertained me and positively affected my work and my life. 👍🎻

Jonathan3088 ,

Great podcast

Great personalities and filling a much needed void in the podcast world...

Roman_Noble ,

Just what I needed!

I’m listening to all the podcasts in a row. 😎 I’m working on the back of my first violin build, you all are will always be remembered! That’s a bit thick. 👍 Keep it up. 💯

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