In this interview, musical arranger/director and legendary bluesman, Lance Anderson, discusses The Matchedash Parish, a dream team of 12 diverse musicians and singers he assembled with singer-songwriter phenomenon Matt Weidinger for a special Mariposa Folk Festival appearance. This New Orleans-influenced gospel and soul group will perform their own unique arrangements, creating a great big show with a tent revival feel. It’s a festival finale not to be missed.
Each of the Good Lovelies is a highly talented singer and songwriter (country, folk, pop and jazz) in her own right. But it’s when these three ladies join together that the magic happens. Harmonies that will make your heart sing and an infectious sense of fun that will lift your spirits skyward.
In this interview for the Mariposa Talks series, ukulele maestro James Hill tells us why he chose the ukulele over the violin (it was more fun), talks about some exciting new directions he’s taken in his latest album, and addresses the question of whether the name of his instrument should be pronounced “yuke-a-laylee” or “ook-oo-laylee.”
Here’s some live performance videos of James Hill for your enjoyment:
Concert producer, conference organizer, DJ and emcee Sonny Ochs tells Mariposa Talks how she has kept alive the musical legacy of her brother, protest singer and activist Phil Ochs. In today’s charged political climate, she says, his work is gaining a new political currency with the young.
In this interview in the Mariposa Talks series, Hamilton-based county singer Lori Yates talks about working with some of the greats of Nashville, about her struggles to overcome addiction and about a foray into stand-up comedy. She also offers telling insights into how the music business has changed dramatically during her 30-year career.
Here’s some live performance videos of Lori Yates for your enjoyment:
In this interview, music legend Rita Coolidge talks about her new book, how she was cheated out of a songwriting credit on Layla, whether she might perform again with ex-husband Kris Kristofferson and how she misses singing with her late sister in the Native American group Walela. It’s all in this Mariposa Talks exclusive.
Here’s some live performance videos of Rita Coolidge for your enjoyment: