Mike Marshall http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Americana http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-americana-1 <div><strong>Airs Thursday, July 3 at 8 p.m.</strong> In music, the term "Americana" generally refers to a subset of American music that is perhaps best defined as "classic" American music, ranging in style from roots-based bluegrass to alternative country, gospel, blues, zydeco, jazz and other native forms. In this episode, we listen to an array of musical Americana selections recorded at the Savannah Music Festival between 2004 and 2008. Performers include Sam Bush, Mike Marshall, Don Stiernberg, the David Grisman Quintet, Jerry Douglas, Bob Seeley, the Bucky Pizzarelli Trio, Daniel Hope, Tony Williamson and Sebastian Knauer.</div><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:00:00 +0000 46506 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Americana Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-mando-madness-part-two <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, May 1 at 8 p.</span>m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What do you get when you put five of the best </span>mandolinists<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the United States together on one stage? We weren't sure until the spring of 2005 when we hired David </span>Grisman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Don </span>Stiernberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Mike Marshall, Tony Williamson, and Sam Bush for an evening of musical fireworks. Fri, 02 May 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43478 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part Two Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part One http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-mando-madness-part-one <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, April 24 at 8&nbsp;</span>p.m. &nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The eight-stringed instrument that looks like a small lute and was played throughout Europe for several centuries is now known everywhere as the mandolin. This unique sounding instrument first entered popular American culture in the mid </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, when it was primarily used as a novelty instrument. By the year 1900 however, mandolin ensembles were touring the vaudeville circuit and mandolin orchestras were forming in schools and colleges. &nbsp;The ensuing 40 years saw the proliferation of mandolins across the south and a handful of American virtuosos performed, recorded, composed, and arranged for the mandolin in a variety of musical idioms. In this episode, we listen to David </span>Grisman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Don </span>Stiernberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Sam Bush, Tony Williamson, and &nbsp;performing in a one-of-a-kind mandolin summit at the Savannah Music Festival.</span></div><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 43134 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Mando Madness Part One Savannah Music Festival: Mike Marshall & Darol Anger Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-mike-marshall-darol-anger-live <div><strong>Airs Thursday, March 20 at 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 25 years ago, two of the most original string players in the community of American vernacular instrumental music joined forces, setting in motion a partnership that continues today. Beginning as members of the David </span>Grisman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quintet while in their young twenties, they have continued to stretch their musical boundaries through recordings, performances and educational initiatives over the past three decades. In this episode, we listen to multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall and fiddler </span>Darol<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anger from their 2013 </span>SMF<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> performance at the Charles H. Morris Center.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:00:00 +0000 41400 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Mike Marshall & Darol Anger Live Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part Two http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-chris-thile-mike-marshall-caterina-lichtenberg-part-two <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, Thursday, November 21 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the turn of the </span>20th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century when the mandolin became popular in America, a man named Orville Gibson changed its shape and marketability. What had primarily been a fad instrument would soon fall into the hands of players that would forever alter its musical direction. This edition of the Savannah Music Festival Live is the second of two programs featuring a concert from our 2010 festival that included mandolin virtuosos Mike Marshall, Chris </span>Thile<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Caterina<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Lichtenberg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with special guest Sarah </span>Jarosz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 02:00:00 +0000 36377 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Chris Thile, Mike Marshall & Caterina Lichtenberg - Part Two