70 episodes

A weekly podcast of music and conversations with unique artists in the world of traditional music. Host Neil Pearlman sits down with world class musicians to chat and make music together.

TradCafe Neil Pearlman

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

A weekly podcast of music and conversations with unique artists in the world of traditional music. Host Neil Pearlman sits down with world class musicians to chat and make music together.

    Episode 67: Caitlin Warbelow

    Episode 67: Caitlin Warbelow

    Fiddler, organizer, teacher and co-founder of Tune Supply-- you never know what Caitlin Warbelow will be up to next! In this episode Caitlin shares her unique musical journey growing up in Alaska before moving to New York. She talks about her relationship to music as a means of survival and shares some of the stories behind joining the broadway production of Come From Away and starting up the website Tune Supply to help traditional musicians during the pandemic lockdowns. 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 66: Sam Sadigursky and Nathan Koci

    Episode 66: Sam Sadigursky and Nathan Koci

    In a special edition of TradCafe Neil sits down with Sam Sadigursky and Nathan Koci to talk about their recent triple album release The Solomon Diaries and how their musical lives have let up to this collaboration. Featuring some clips from the new project as well as the usual live music collaborations. Check out the Solomon Diaries at bandcamp: https://samsadigursky.bandcamp.com/album/the-solomon-diaries-vol-i

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 65: Maddie Witler

    Episode 65: Maddie Witler

    One of the top mandolinists working today, Maddie Witler joins Neil for a conversation about music making, creativity and her experiences working in the bands Della Mae and The Lonely Heart String Band.
    maddiewitler.com
    della

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 64: Becky Tracy

    Episode 64: Becky Tracy

    Iconic New England fiddler Becky Tracy shares her journey through fiddling and folk dancing including her years as a core member of two of the most important bands in New England traditional music, Nightingale and Wild Asparagus. More info and links at tradcafe.org
    blackislemusic.com
    rachelbellmusic.com
    wildasparagus.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 63: Joe K. Walsh

    Episode 63: Joe K. Walsh

    Mandolinist Joe K. Walsh joins Neil to share thoughts and stories on community, identity and artistry in the bluegrass and new acoustic music worlds. 
    Opening music: Seneca Square Dance
    Closing music: Verona (by Bill Frisell)

    • 55 min
    Episode 62: Alasdair White

    Episode 62: Alasdair White

    Alasdair White kicks off the new season with a wide ranging conversation about growing up on the Isle of Lewis, touring the world with the Battlefield Band, developing his unique fiddle style and more!
    Opening Tunes: Keep the Country Bonnie Lassie, The White Houses of Shieldaig, Oran an Teine (Song of the Fire), Doctor MacPhail's Reel
    Closing Tunes: Trip to Jordan Jig and Trip to Jordan Reel by Alasdair White
    Alasdair's website: www.alasdairwhite.com
    More info and links at www.tradcafe.org

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

lgibb99 ,

Wide variety of traditions

I learned about this podcast from a performance Neil was in. I’ve listen to at least a dozen episodes so far. What a treasure! I discovered a lot of new people and a lot of new traditions. Plus it’s a good chance to know more about some of my favorite performers.

HHceol ,

Insightful, Introspective, Incredible!

I love hearing about the variety of musical traditions Neil covers in his interviews! I’ve been a listener for several years and he really has a wonderful way of communicating with his guests. Many of these conversations have shaped the way I decided to forge my own musical path and are invaluable resources for any traditional musician wanting to enter the professional world.

scm_one ,

5 stars.

Really wonderful podcast. Great host and great guests!

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