Podcast 397: Joe K. Walsh

This week, mandolin virtuoso and educator Joe K. Walsh gives us a mini master class on the art of listening and improvising as we celebrate the release of his new album, If Not Now, Who?

The project features Walsh with Matt Flinner (banjo), guitarist Grant Gordy, Ella Jordan (fiddle), John Mailander (fiddle), John Suntken (drums), and Karl Doty (bass). Walsh walks us through the process of recording the record, talks about what he’s learned after years of teaching at Berklee, and gives us a rundown of his current mandolin lineup.

The album is now available here.

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