Podcast 417: Alison Brown

Banjo great Alison Brown joins us on this week’s podcast to talk about her new album, On Banjo, and so much more. We chat about how she discovered bluegrass music while growing up in Southern California, her lifelong friendship with Stuart Duncan, the challenges of running a record label in 2023 (Alison and her husband run Compass Records), teaching, how to increase the number of female banjo players, and a lot more. It’s a great chat.


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Photo: Russ Harrington