Claps, Covers, and C’MONs: Inside Barnstar!’s Musical Mischief

May 23, 2024

Barnstar!, Boston’s premiere kinda bluegrass and definitely bombastic band, has released their new album Furious Kindness and we’re #blessed to welcome Mark Erelli and Zachariah Hickman to the pod. Originally a fun side hustle and bluegrass vehicle for Zack, the group, which also includes Charlie Rose and Taylor and Jake Armerding, started very casually performing at the legendary local Cantab Lounge. Zack accurately likens the vibe of the place to a basement Star Wars Cantina full of bluegrass bands. In…

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Basic Folk 35 – Ben Arthur

July 25, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Songwriter, author and podcaster Ben Arthur did not know what he was in for on Basic Folk,…

Basic Folk 34 – Bridget Kearney

July 18, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Bridget Kearney, bassist for Lake Street Dive, has been deeply immersed in studying music since childhood. From…

Basic Folk 33 – Matt Smith of Club Passim

July 11, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Matt Smith is a living legend with his unbelievable run at Club Passim, the historic folk venue…

Basic Folk 32 – Chris “Critter” Eldridge

June 27, 2019

Powered by RedCircle Chris Eldridge won his first Grammy this year with The Punch Brothers. After 8 nominations between Punch Brothers,…


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