Front Row Podcast from Swallow Hill Music
What is the alchemy that makes music happen? What are the ingredients that go into its creation? Who are the tribe of people that create this sound? Swallow Hill Music presents the world of music to through the varied people that make it happen. Teacher, performer and world traveler Martin Gilmore talks, plays and chats with luminaries of the music world known and unknown, seen and unseen. National performers, local songwriters, iconic instrument shop owners, managers, luthiers, sound engineers, and journalists are all brought into the conversation one at time to fill in the picture of how music is made, appreciated, and transformed.

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Mike Finders is a prolific songwriter, a great guitarist and singer, and a big thinker. Mike joined Martin to talk about his band "Finders and Youngberg" (also known as FY5) and their new record The Way These Things Go. Along the way they cover teaching, songwriting and much more. Thanks for listening! Enjoy!

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_39_-_Mike_Finders.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT
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In this episode of the Front Row Podcast, Martin Gilmore interviews Mark Diamond. Mark is a gigmaster...or a "gigfarmer" in his own words. His bass has driven numerous bands and multiple styles of music. From Bluegrass to jazz to blues Mark has an abundant musical energy and makes his living gigging! It is still possible.

Thank you for listening to the Front Row Podcast, created and hosted by Martin Gilmore.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_38_-_Mark_Diamond.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT
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Tyler Grant is a National Flatpicking Guitar champion, bandleader, songwriter, and all around great musician. His band "Grant Farm" has become a mainstay of the Colorado music scene and tours nationally with their flavor of Americana. Martin and Tyler talk guitar contests, business and much more on this episode of the Front Row Podcast.

Thank you for listening to the Front Row Podcast, created and hosted by Martin Gilmore.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_37_-_Tyler_Grant.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT
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Mark Morris wears many hats. He's a professional skier, a bandleader, a songwriter, a festival promoter, a guitar player and so much more. His band Rapidgrass and his festival Clear Creek Rapidgrass have become mainstays of the Colorado music scene. He tours nationally and internationally in his various roles. Martin and Mark talk about all of that and more on this episode. Enjoy!

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_36_-_Mark_Morris.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 1:32pm EDT
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Aaron McCloskey is no stranger to Swallow Hill Music. Now a veteran teacher at the school his classes are full of repeat students and lots of fun. Aaron and Martin discuss teaching, performing, building amplifiers, recording and much more in this podcast. Enjoy!

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_35_-_Aaron_McCloskey.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 12:42pm EDT
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Brad Van Loenen builds Turkey Creek Mandolins in his workshop high above Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. His unique designs are becoming synonymous with Colorado acoustic music. You can find information about his mandolins at tcmandolin.com.

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Natalie Padilla grew up playing the fiddle in contests all over the USA. Now, a professional musician and teacher, she has a new solo record and is bringing Bluegrass to The University of Northern Colorado. We cover all of that and more in this interview.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_33_-_Natalie_Padilla.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 2:51pm EDT
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Aaron Youngberg is a well known name in the Rocky MountainRegion. His band, Finnders and Youngberg, has performed all overthe United States and make some of the most creative and intriguingmusic happening in the Acoustic Music World. Martin joined him atthis recording studio in the Foothills above Fort Collins to talkabout his recording business, playing music and much more.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_32_-_Aaron_Youngberg.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT
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Julie and John Pennell visited us at Swallow Hill last summer and performed a great concert as well as hosting a great songwriting workshop. Both great songwriters and musicians, they made the trip from Nashville, Tennessee to join Martin in the basement of his house and talk about songwriting in the modern world, performance and The Beatles.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_32_-_Julie_and_John_Pennell-Master.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT
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Ill Se7en is a rapper, MC, poet, teacher and so much more. Through his work with organizations like Youth on Record and  his work in the public schools, Ill Se7en has helped build a vibrant Hip Hop scene that is flourishing in the Denver area. Martin talks to Ill Se7en about his roots, the beginning of Hip Hop and the scene and culture here on the front range. Check out his music at:  illse7en.bandcamp.com

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_30_-_Illse7en.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT
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